Animal Ethics in Context

A new book by Clare Palmer, “Animal ethics in context” poses many questions and discusses what our ethical obligations might be towards domestic and wild animals. The book is available as a mail order from Andrew Isles. She suggests for instance that where we as humans have disturbed animals or their habitat we owe some moral obligation, but not when animals are living independently in the wild, and that different contexts need different considerations in working out what our obligations should be.