Recreational, conservation and traditional hunting: the ethical dimensions

Thiriet, Dominique (2012) Recreational, conservation and traditional hunting: the ethical dimensions. In: Proceedings of the 2012 RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar, pp. 12-19. From: 2012 RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar, 28 February 2012, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

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Abstract

A consideration of 'ethics' involves the question: 'what ought I to do?' It is a question we ask ourselves when we make decisions about how to live our life generally or how to deal with a specific situation. Ethics is not only about what we ought to do, but also why we ought to do it. It helps us justify what we do or don't do, to ourselves and to others. This presentation focuses on three forms of hunting practised in Australia: recreational, conservation and traditional. All three forms are controversial and are frequently attacked on moral grounds. This presentation will examine the main arguments given by hunters to justify their activities and will consider how hunting in its various forms conforms to ethical standards articulated by the general community, as well as environmental and feminist ethics. It will conclude with a few remarks about the place of ethics in the relevant law.

Item ID: 21580
Item Type: Conference Item (Non-Refereed Research Paper)
Keywords: hunting, ethics
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 02:49
FoR Codes: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220199 Applied Ethics not elsewhere classified @ 90%
18 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 1801 Law > 180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law @ 10%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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