Ethical Treatment of Animals
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Shapiro, K. J. 2010. Ethical Treatment of Animals. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
More than any other single event, the publication of Singer's Animal Liberation (1976) reopened examination of contemporary society's many and varied uses of animals other than humans (hereafter, animals). This discussion occurred in three overlapping contexts: (1) governmental regulation and institutional self-regulation and the developments of (2) a major social justice movement, the animal rights movement (ARM), and (3) a field of study, human-animal studies (HAS). It has ushered in numerous policies implementing changes in how we treat nonhuman animals and in public recognition of and changes in attitudes toward the various issues.
- moral development;
- human-animal studies