Some possible topic areas for animal ethics papers


*Evaluation of predation; policing nature?

*Assisting wild animals


Meat eating


*Animal virtue and morality

*Animal training

Working animals

Rights and Animals

Speciesism and animals

The capabilities approach and animals

Korsgaard’s (and others–Woods?) Kantian defense of animals

Utilitarianism and animals

*Are animals replaceable?

Harming individual animals for the sake of species preservation

*Value of animal life; how bad is painless killing of animals who’ve had a good life?

*Animal psychology and moral status of animals

*Contractarianism and animals (animal inclusive contractarianism)

Read ahead in Palmer book for topics she addresses