What harmful practices? The material scope of animal protection legislation

Eze Paez
2017 Animal Sentience  
Jonathan Birch proposes a criterion for the subjective scope of animal protection legislation. He says nothing about its material scope: which harmful practices it should regulate. I argue, first, that most moral views would agree that the worst forms of animal exploitation should be legally forbidden, even if there will inevitably be disagreement about some cases of animal experimentation. I also argue that, when feasible, there should be legal provisions to help wild animals.
doi:10.51291/2377-7478.1260 fatcat:5355374yhvdt3fg754x7r6ycyi