Companion Animal Ethics

Peter Sand√łe, Sandra Corr, Clare Palmer

Companion Animal Ethics explores the important ethical questions and problems that arise as a result of humans keeping animals as companions.

  • The first comprehensive book dedicated to ethical and welfare concerns surrounding companion animals
  • Scholarly but still written in an accessible and engaging style
  • Considers the idea of animal companionship and why it should matter ethically
  • Explores problems associated with animals sharing human lifestyles and homes, such as obesity, behavior issues, selective breeding, over-treatment, abandonment, euthanasia and environmental impacts
  • Offers insights into practical ways of improving ethical standards relating to animal companions

ISBN: 978-1-118-37669-0
288 pages
October 2015, Wiley-Blackwell