Presentation Readings

You'll need to read three articles, one factual and two philosophical, before your site visit. Suggestions for readings are below.  In some cases you may need to find more.  If you find something better, you can replace the readings below, but discuss with me first.

READINGS ON RESERVE

  • Hunting: Philosophy for Everyone (Kazez1)
  • The Animal Ethics Reader (Kazez2)


Rodeos
  1. Factual background.  Unregulated Rodeos (Dallas Morning News).
  2. Bernard Rollins, "Rodeo and Recollection"
  3. Find a third article
Hunting (choose 3)
  1. Factual background.  "The Ultimate Pursuit in Hunting:  Sheep" (New York Times)
  2. Theodore Vitali, "But They Can't Shoot Back: What Makes Fair Chase Fair?"  (in Hunting: Philosophy for Everyone, on reserve)
  3. Lisa Kretz, "A Shot in the Dark: The Dubious Prospects of Environmental Hunting." (in Hunting: Philosophy for Everyone, on reserve)
  4. Tovar Cerulli, "Hunting Like a Vegetarian: Same Ethics, Different Flavors."  (in Hunting: Philosophy for Everyone, on reserve)
  5. David Schmidz, "When Preservationism Doesn't Preserve"*

Dallas Zoo
  1. Factual background: Elephants at Dallas Zoo (you should do more research on this topic or else focus on another issue specific to the Dallas zoo and find information).
  2.  Jamiesen, "Against Zoos" (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
  3. Michael Hutchins et al, "In Defense of Zoos and Aquariums" (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
Dallas World Aquarium
  1. Factual background:  see if you can find a topic specific to the Dallas World Aquarium.
  2. Dale Jamiesen, "Against Zoos" (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
  3. Michael Hutchins et al, "In Defense of Zoos and Aquariums" (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
  4. Lori Marino, "Cetacean Captivity" (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
Animal Shelters
  1. Factual background.  Wenstrup and Dowidchuck, "Pet Overpopulation"
  2. Rollin, "Ethics and Euthanasia (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
  3. Clare Palmer, "Killing Animals in Animal Shelters" (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
Veterinary Practices
  1. Factual background.
  2. Rollin, "Ethics and Euthanasia (in The Animal Ethics Reader, on reserve)
  3. The ethics of docking and cropping--article here
  4. Veterinary an Animal Ethics: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Ethics  (This is available electronically from the library--have a look, and I will too.)  Most relevant article seems to be--
    • chapter 13, "Companion Animals," Sandra Corr

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