Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-27-2019

Publication Title

Animals

Publisher

MDPI

Volume

9

Issue

11

First page number:

1

Last page number:

14

Abstract

It is common for conservationists to refer to non-native species that have undesirable impacts on humans as “invasive”. We argue that the classification of any species as “invasive” constitutes wrongful discrimination. Moreover, we argue that its being wrong to categorize a species as invasive is perfectly compatible with it being morally permissible to kill animals—assuming that conservationists “kill equally”. It simply is not compatible with the double standard that conservationists tend to employ in their decisions about who lives and who dies.

Keywords

Invasive species; Discrimination; Animal rights

Disciplines

Animal Studies | Applied Ethics | Philosophy

File Format

pdf

File Size

220 KB

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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