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Colin A. Chapman and Michael A. Huffman, Why do we want to think humans are different?

Abstract

The difference between a cod and a lizard is not just a quantitative one. The recognition of qualitative differences between species does not imply a moral ranking. Our species’ special abilities to shape the earth mean we have a special responsibility for ensuring a liveable future for all organisms, human and non-human.

Author Biography

Christoph Jung, founder of Petwatch, a German animal welfare initiative for pets, studied psychology, biology and philosophy (M.Sc.). Independent researcher and author, he has published several books and several peer-reviewed articles on the domestication of dogs and the coevolution and the relationship between humans and dogs. Website

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