A question of citizenship

Nurse, Angus and Ryland, Diane (2013) A question of citizenship. Journal of Animal Ethics, 3 (2). pp. 201-207. ISSN 2156-5414

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Despite achieving broad acceptance of the moral case for treating animals fairly, the animal rights movement has reached an impasse concerning legal rights for animals. Zoopolis proposes a new approach to addressing this failure: integrating animal interests into human society via political institutions and practices. Zoopolis's central theory that humans owe animals citizenship rights in a shared human-animal society, but that acceptance of responsibilities by animals also is required, has merit for the advancement (and acceptance) of animal rights discourse. But its anthropocentric approach, which itself exerts power over animals, necessitating suppression and policing of animals' natural behavior, is problematic.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): animal rights citizenship species justice
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 13136
Notes on copyright: From Journal of Animal Ethics, vol. 3, no. 2. © 2013 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
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Depositing User: Angus Nurse
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 04:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13136

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