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The Moral Basis of Animal-Assisted Therapy

In: Society & Animals
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Tzachi Zamir
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Abstract

Is nonhuman animal-assisted therapy (AAT) a form of exploitation? After exploring possible moral vindications of AAT and after establishing a distinction between "use" and "exploitation," the essay distinguishes between forms of animal-assisted therapy that are morally unobjectionable and those modes of it that ought to be abolished.

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