The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Page View blog looks at the recent controversy over the new Journal of Animal Ethics.

“Fur has flown since the editors of the Journal of Animal Ethics presumed to introduce their new publication with a cry to stop calling pets ‘pets’. . . . The declared intention of the journal, whose second issue is due out in the fall, is obvious from its title. Linzey, a leading figure among ethicists who advocate drastic changes in human subjection of animals has written many books during the last two decades, including Why Animal Suffering Matters (Oxford University Press, 2009). Animals cannot consent, or effectively represent their own interests in human terms, he argues, so humans have a special duty to care for them.”

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