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Animal Sentience: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Animal Feeling

Commentary Type

Invited Commentary

Abstract

In recent work, economist Yew-Kwang Ng suggests strategies for improving animal welfare within the confines of institutions such as the meat industry. Although I argue that Ng is wrong not to advocate abolition, I do find his position concerning wild animals to be compelling. Anyone who takes the interests of animals seriously should also accept a cautious commitment to intervention in the wild.

Author Biography

Kyle Johannsen 9kj29@queensu.ca is an instructor of Philosophy at Trent University. His research is in social and political philosophy, especially distributive justice, and in applied ethics, especially animal ethics. https://queensu.academia.edu/KyleJohannsen

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