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Das Töten und die Würde von Tieren: ein Problem für Tierärzte?


Fahrion, A; Dürr, S; Doherr, M G; Hartnack, S; Kunzmann, P (2011). Das Töten und die Würde von Tieren: ein Problem für Tierärzte? Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(5):209-214.

Abstract

Killing of animals is an important task to be per-
formed by veterinarians. Killing decisions and their
implementation often raise ethical questions. As a
result of an interdisciplinary workshop targeting the
subject «killing of animals» with veterinarians and
ethicists, a three-dimensional decision scheme was de-
veloped. Whereas the first two dimensions are focused
on the animal’s past and future life and are discussed
with regard to life quality and life accomplishment
(the «telos»), the third dimension incorporates the
reason to kill and may integrate the concept of dignity.
This form of dignity and the weighing of interests are
applied to example scenarios and the resulting respon-
sibilities of veterinarians and society are discussed.

Killing of animals is an important task to be per-
formed by veterinarians. Killing decisions and their
implementation often raise ethical questions. As a
result of an interdisciplinary workshop targeting the
subject «killing of animals» with veterinarians and
ethicists, a three-dimensional decision scheme was de-
veloped. Whereas the first two dimensions are focused
on the animal’s past and future life and are discussed
with regard to life quality and life accomplishment
(the «telos»), the third dimension incorporates the
reason to kill and may integrate the concept of dignity.
This form of dignity and the weighing of interests are
applied to example scenarios and the resulting respon-
sibilities of veterinarians and society are discussed.

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Other titles:Killing and dignity of animals: a problem for veterinarians?
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:May 2011
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 10:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:32
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0036-7281/a000184
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-57920

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