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Europe should embrace a cosmopolitan approach to animal rights

Cooke, Steve (2015) Europe should embrace a cosmopolitan approach to animal rights. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (05 Jan 2015). Website.

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The issue of animal welfare has become increasingly prominent across Europe in recent decades, with several animal rights parties now competing in European elections – most notably in the Netherlands where the Party for the Animals (PvdD) is currently represented in the Dutch parliament. But how should animal rights be incorporated into political communities? Steve Cooke writes that adopting a ‘cosmopolitan mindset’, where human beings act with humanity toward other sentient beings, would offer the best principle for establishing animal rights in practice.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 08:39
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:58

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