Animal Welfare and Human Values by Rod Preece

By Rod Preece

Because the such a lot populous province in Canada, Ontario is a microcosm of the animal welfare matters which beset Western civilization. The authors of this publication, chairman and vice-chairman, respectively, of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, locate themselves continuously being made conscious of the atrocities dedicated within the Society’s jurisdiction. they've been, in flip, wondered, exasperated and horrified at humanity’s cruelty to our fellow sentient beings. the problems mentioned during this ebook are the main contentious in animal welfare disputes — animal experimentation, fur-farming and trapping, using animals for human leisure and the stipulations less than which animals are raised for human intake. they're complicated matters and may be thought of particularly and heavily. The authors, status squarely at the facet of the animals, recommend “community” and “belonging” as options during which to appreciate our relations to different species. They flooring their principles in Wordsworth’s “primal sympathy” and Jung’s “unconscious id” with the animal realm. The philosophy constructed during this booklet embraces good judgment and compromise because the most efficient paths to the objective of animal welfare. It calls for admire and attention for different species whereas acknowledging our basic duties to our fellow people.

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But criticisms are easy, whereas solutions are not. The liberationists make the unwarranted assumption that the mere elimination of what is wrong will produce what is right. In our view solutions are not that simplethey are to be achieved by working with others involved with animals and with governments at local, provincial and national levels to move toward humanitarian goals in a pragmatic and piecemeal manner. Solutions are not achieved merely by slandering those who do not always share one's philosophy.

Jesus himself sent the 2,000 Gadarene swine, filled with the spirit of devils, hurtling into the sea to their destruction (Mark 5, 13). Now while we should be mindful of the willful and unnecessary destruction of innocent animal life, we should also recognize that pigs were themselves considered unclean and thus deemed one of the lower forms of animal life. The destruction of swine should not necessarily be regarded as carte blanche permission to give no consideration to the ethical treatment of animals at all.

Tents were constructed from animal skins. In the absence of wood, animal bones were burned. If necessity is the mother of invention, many of the needs were satisfied from our use of animals for food and some of the inventions employed the inedible parts of the preyboth to improve hunting skills and to provide more efficient shelter, clothing and warmth. Early religions, in the form of magic rites, developed to promote the availability of game and success in the hunt. It is also conjectured by anthropologists that fertility rituals served as prayers for the abundance of prey.

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