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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 performed 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 developed. 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 responsibilities of veterinarians and society are discussed.

Abstract

Killing of animals is an important task to be performed 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 developed. 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 responsibilities 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 > Veterinärwissenschaftliches Institut > Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Veterinary
Language:German
Date:May 2011
Deposited On:06 Mar 2012 10:29
Last Modified:07 Apr 2024 01:36
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0036-7281/a000184