Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

2014 Edition
| Editors: Paul B. Thompson, David M. Kaplan

Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

  • Andrew Linzey
  • Clair Linzey
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0929-4_366

Introduction

The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics (www.oxfordanimalethics.com), founded in 2006 by its director Professor Andrew Linzey, is an independent Centre with the aim of pioneering ethical perspectives on animals through academic, research, teaching, and publication. The Centre is the world’s first dedicated to pioneering ethical perspectives on animals. An independent “think tank” for the advancement of progressive thought about animals, the Centre has more than 100 advisers and 60 fellows drawn from a variety of academic disciplines throughout the world.

Aims and Vision

The Centre aims to put ethical concern for animals on the intellectual agenda and contribute to an enlightened public debate about animals. It believes that the rational case for animals is frequently understated within academia and misrepresented in the media. By creating a worldwide association of accomplished academics from all disciplines who want to pioneer ethical perspectives on animals, the Centre...

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OxfordOxfordUK
  2. 2.University of WinchesterWinchesterUK
  3. 3.University of St AndrewsScotlandUK