Animal welfare and the economy of kindness

Jonathan Crowe

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This article explores the natural and cultural limits on human kindness towards strangers and non-human animals. I suggest that humans have a deep natural capacity for kindness. However, the duties imposed by this capacity are highly demanding, so we use techniques of ethical avoidance to limit our responsibilities. These techniques play a central role in enabling humans to avoid confronting the suffering caused by practices such as factory farming.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalAlternative Law Journal 
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


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