Clare Palmer


On her book Animal Ethics in Context

Cover Interview of January 09, 2011

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“What we should do with regard to animals depends on context and relationship.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Creating dependent and vulnerable animals generates special caring responsibilities—responsibilities that we don’t have towards independent wild animals.”

On the second:

“Human-induced climate change is likely to make some animals more vulnerable, improve the lives of others, and bring some animals into existence that would not otherwise have lived.  How should we think about animal ethics in a warming world?”