Dignità, etica science-based, democrazia: la tutela animale nella società europea della conoscenza

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Dignity, science-based ethics, democracy: animal protection in the European knowledge society

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Abstract

The contribution aims at analyzing the contents and the consequences of the policy guidelines on animal welfare recently proposed by the EU. After a short exploration of the main philosophical and scientific assumptions legitimizing the duty to respect animals and a brief excursion into the existing European legislation on animals, the paper focuses on the potential implications for animal welfare deriving from Europe’s self-definition as “knowledge-based society” and the legal qualification of animals as “sentient beings” in the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. Specifically, the assessment of the cognitive assumptions embedded in certain human practices related to animals could lead to the abolition of behaviors conflicting with the scientific and legal awareness of animal suffering.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Dignity, science-based ethics, democracy: animal protection in the European knowledge society
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationCibo e religioni: diritto e diritti
EditorsAntonio Chizzoniti
Pages297-322
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Unione Europea
  • animal policy
  • animal welfare
  • macellazione rituale
  • società della conoscenza

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