Ethics, zoonoses, and human−nonhuman conflict: Covid-19 and beyond

Humphreys, Rebekah and Chakraborty, Rhyddhi and Varghese, Nithin (2022) Ethics, zoonoses, and human−nonhuman conflict: Covid-19 and beyond. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 22. pp. 69-74. ISSN 1611-8014

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Abstract

While the causes of human−animal conflict are numerous, many are intertwined with food production systems and the wildlife trade. The emergence and spread of Covid-19 exemplify this. Indeed, the wildlife population in South Asian countries has seen an increase in the risk of both human and nonhuman death in recent months, and as the economy slows, the search for food and extra income will intensify, negatively impacting wildlife. This paper aims to address some of the ethical issues concerning our treatment of nonhuman creatures and the envi�ronment in relation to the global food system and wildlife trade following the Covid-19 crisis. KEY WORDS: Ecological ethics · Meat industry · Poaching · Covid-19 · Animal ethics · Factory farming · Environment

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Philosophy, Sociology and Political Science, Ecology, Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Rebekah Humphreys
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 12:05
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2023 10:38
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2141

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