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Pets: The Animal Rights Perspective

Pets: The Animal Rights Perspective

Sam Woolfe March 25, 2014 6

From an animal rights perspective, the domestication of any animal can be considered immoral since it involves using them as a means to an end and disregarding their intrinsic value. Gary Francione has described

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Denmark Bans Kosher Slaughter Methods

Denmark Bans Kosher Slaughter Methods

Sam Woolfe February 17, 2014 1

Denmark has recently decided to ban the kosher and halal methods of slaughter. Denmark’s Agriculture and Food Ministry announced that this new ban will come into effect today. Similar bans already exist in Poland,

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It’s Time to Boycott Zoos

It’s Time to Boycott Zoos

Sam Woolfe February 12, 2014 6

Blackfish is a documentary which focuses on Tilikum, an orca whale held captive in SeaWorld, who went on to kill three individuals. It looks at the negative consequences (for orcas and humans) of keeping

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The Dark Side of the Animal Welfare Movement

The Dark Side of the Animal Welfare Movement

Sam Woolfe January 1, 2014 2

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are usually referred to as an animal rights organisation. But this is a mistake. No animal rights organisation would euthanize 89% of animals at their own

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World’s First Lab-Grown Burger: The Ethical Implications

World’s First Lab-Grown Burger: The Ethical Implications

Sam Woolfe August 14, 2013 0

Last Monday the world’s first lab-grown, in vitro burger was cooked and eaten in London. Professor Mark Post from Maastricht University, along with his colleagues, took adult stem cells from a cow and then

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