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Injecting compassion into international wildlife law: From conservation to protection?

Injecting compassion into international wildlife law: From conservation to protection?
Injecting compassion into international wildlife law: From conservation to protection?
International wildlife law is concerned with the conservation of sentient species, but generally ignores the welfare of individual animals. It therefore does not reflect a recognition of the moral worth of animals and perpetuates the dichotomy between conservation and welfare. It is the primary goal of this article to ascertain how welfare concerns may be incorporated into international wildlife law in order to ensure that it takes cognizance of the moral worth of animals. The article advocates an injection of ethics, via a welfare-centric approach, into wildlife law in order to escape the dichotomy between conservation and welfare in relation to wild animals, and so to advance the progressive development of law that is conducive to wildlife protection rather than merely to its conservation. © 2017 Cambridge University Press.
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Scholtz, W.
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Scholtz, W.
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Scholtz, W. (2017) Injecting compassion into international wildlife law: From conservation to protection? Transnational Environmental Law, 6 (3), 463-483. (doi:10.1017/S2047102517000103).

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International wildlife law is concerned with the conservation of sentient species, but generally ignores the welfare of individual animals. It therefore does not reflect a recognition of the moral worth of animals and perpetuates the dichotomy between conservation and welfare. It is the primary goal of this article to ascertain how welfare concerns may be incorporated into international wildlife law in order to ensure that it takes cognizance of the moral worth of animals. The article advocates an injection of ethics, via a welfare-centric approach, into wildlife law in order to escape the dichotomy between conservation and welfare in relation to wild animals, and so to advance the progressive development of law that is conducive to wildlife protection rather than merely to its conservation. © 2017 Cambridge University Press.

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Published date: 1 November 2017
Additional Information: Cited By :3 Export Date: 26 February 2021

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447451
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