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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, PJ
dc.contributor.authorAdams, VM
dc.contributor.authorArmstrong, DP
dc.contributor.authorBaker, SE
dc.contributor.authorBiggs, D
dc.contributor.authorBoitani, L
dc.contributor.authorCotterill, A
dc.contributor.authorDale, E
dc.contributor.authorO’donnell, H
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, DJT
dc.contributor.authorDroge, E
dc.contributor.authorEwen, JG
dc.contributor.authorFeber, RE
dc.contributor.authorGenovesi, P
dc.contributor.authorHambler, C
dc.contributor.authorHarmsen, BJ
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, LA
dc.contributor.authorHinks, A
dc.contributor.authorHughes, J
dc.contributor.authorKatsis, L
dc.contributor.authorLoveridge, A
dc.contributor.authorMoehrenschlager, A
dc.contributor.authorO’kane, C
dc.contributor.authorPierre, M
dc.contributor.authorRedpath, S
dc.contributor.authorSibanda, L
dc.contributor.authorSoorae, P
dc.contributor.authorPrice, MS
dc.contributor.authorTyrrell, P
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, A
dc.contributor.authorDickman, A
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T23:26:30Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T23:26:30Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2076-2615
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ani9121115
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/392779
dc.description.abstractHuman activity affecting the welfare of wild vertebrates, widely accepted to be sentient, and therefore deserving of moral concern, is widespread. A variety of motives lead to the killing of individual wild animals. These include to provide food, to protect stock and other human interests, and also for sport. The acceptability of such killing is widely believed to vary with the motive and method. Individual vertebrates are also killed by conservationists. Whether securing conservation goals is an adequate reason for such killing has recently been challenged. Conventional conservation practice has tended to prioritise ecological collectives, such as populations and species, when their interests conflict with those of individuals. Supporters of the ‘Compassionate Conservation’ movement argue both that conservationists have neglected animal welfare when such conflicts arise and that no killing for conservation is justified. We counter that conservationists increasingly seek to adhere to high standards of welfare, and that the extreme position advocated by some supporters of ‘Compassionate Conservation’, rooted in virtue ethics, would, if widely accepted, lead to considerable negative effects for conservation. Conservation practice cannot afford to neglect consequences. Moreover, the do-no-harm maxim does not always lead to better outcomes for animal welfare.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1115
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1115
dc.relation.ispartofissue12
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAnimals
dc.relation.ispartofvolume9
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Science and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchZoology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAnimal Production
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0502
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0608
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0702
dc.subject.keywordscompassion
dc.subject.keywordsconsequentialism
dc.subject.keywordsethics
dc.subject.keywordsvirtue
dc.titleConsequences matter: Compassion in conservation means caring for individuals, populations and species
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJohnson, PJ; Adams, VM; Armstrong, DP; Baker, SE; Biggs, D; Boitani, L; Cotterill, A; Dale, E; O’donnell, H; Douglas, DJT; Droge, E; Ewen, JG; Feber, RE; Genovesi, P; Hambler, C; Harmsen, BJ; Harrington, LA; Hinks, A; Hughes, J; Katsis, L; Loveridge, A; Moehrenschlager, A; O’kane, C; Pierre, M; Redpath, S; Sibanda, L; Soorae, P; Price, MS; Tyrrell, P; Zimmermann, A; Dickman, A, Consequences matter: Compassion in conservation means caring for individuals, populations and species, Animals, 2019, 9 (12), pp. 1115-1115
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-12-07
dcterms.licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-03-30T23:23:28Z
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