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Updating the Case for Animals Rights

Dear colleagues,

Animal ethicist Judith Benz-Schwarzburg and I have just published a lengthy academic article in the first edition of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics' new Journal of Animal Ethics, effectively updating the case for animal rights. Based on recent information about the remarkable behavioural and cognitive characteristics of birds, dolphins and primates, we argue that stronger evidence exists than ever before for widening the circle of moral consideration beyond humans, and for the granting of basic rights akin to fundamental human rights to species possessing advanced cognitive and related characteristics.

For further information about our article see:

http://www.andrewknight.info/publications/ miscellaneous/ethics/ethics.html

I hope it may be of interest.

Kind regards,

Andrew Knight

www.AnimalConsultants.org



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