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Discussions about specific materials / World Bee Day
« Last post by E.A.S on May 20, 2022, 02:25:08 AM »
Today is UN’s World Bee Day, with the aim of raising awareness about the importance of bees for humanity in the light of food security, the global elimination of hunger and care for the environment and biodiversity. Unfortunately, but expectedly, raising awareness about the exploitation of bees by humans, and bees’ suffering in the honey industry, is
not on the agenda.

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Discussions about specific materials / Easter 2022
« Last post by E.A.S on April 17, 2022, 01:59:50 AM »
Being a significant symbol of the holiday, last year in Easter, we have focused on Eggs and the various Eggs Games. This year we’ll focus on another significant symbol of Easter – Rabbits.

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Discussions about specific materials / A Theory of Justice for Animals
« Last post by E.A.S on March 10, 2022, 06:28:38 AM »
After reviewing Zoopolis, the most familiar attempt of political science to suggest a theory of animal protection, in the following text we review another political theory about human-animal relations – Robert Garner’s A Theory of Justice for Animals

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The following post is the fifth and last part in a series of posts dedicated to the book Zoopolis.
In this part we’ll focus on the third Zoopolis’ citizenship category ¬– Denizenship for what they refer to as "liminal" animals, these are animals who live in what is considered as humans’ living areas, and are harmed by humans exactly because of that.

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As opposed to domesticated animals who according to Donaldson and Kymlicka should be considered as full citizens of human communitiesdue to their dependency, "wild" animals should be seen as citizens of their own sovereign communities, whose relations to sovereign human communities would be regulated by norms of international justice.
The following is the fourth part of the series of posts about the book Zoopolis, and it will focus on its discussion about harms to animals in nature.

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In the third part of the series of posts about the book Zoopolis, we’ll focus on the first theory’s citizenship category ¬– full citizenship for domesticated animals.
As argued in the former post Donaldson and Kymlicka oppose abolitionist/extinctionist position when it comes to "farm" animals and think that they should be gained with full citizenship. In the following post we’ll present and criticize their proposition.

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In the second part of the series of posts about the book Zoopolis, we’ll focus on the first theory’s citizenship category ¬– domesticated animals.
As argued in the former post Donaldson and Kymlicka think that the reason animals haven’t gained rights yet is because of the animal rights theory, which they find unattainable and unjust. One of the injustices they point at is the abolitionist/extinctionist position which is a common resolution among activists regarding "farm animals". In this text we’ll present and object to their arguments against the abolitionist/extinctionist position.

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On the occasion of a decade for the publication of the book Zoopolis, probably the most famous attempt so far to suggest some kind of a model for the inevitable conflict of interests between human and nonhuman animals, we will dedicate a serious of posts for its main ideas.
The animal rights movement doesn’t suggest or usually even deal with this issue, or at all with how humans should treat animals outside of the systematical exploitation realm. The book Zoopolis offers a new model for human-animal relations, one which is based on a political theory rather than on an ethical one.

The following which is the first post of the series, focuses on the authors’ claim that the animal rights movement’s problem is the animal rights theory, as well as on the books’ central idea which is that humans have different relational obligations to different animals according to the relations humans have with them.


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Discussions about specific materials / COP26
« Last post by E.A.S on November 14, 2021, 07:52:47 AM »
How is it that humanity is doing virtually nothing serious to address climate change?


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Discussions about specific materials / whipping horses during horseraces
« Last post by E.A.S on October 12, 2021, 08:49:43 AM »
A few days ago it was reported that PETA Australia filed criminal charges in Tasmania alleging that the practice of whipping horses during horseraces violates the state’s animal welfare laws. However, whipping, as severe and as common in horse racing all over the world as it is, is of course extremely far from being the only or even the main issue horses are suffering from in the racing industry.

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