The Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research is an international and interdisciplinary scientific publication edited by Bernard Rollin and Barbara de Mori. It publishes the results of original peer-reviewed research, technical studies, and reviews that bring to the light the ethically relevant issues connected with wildlife management, companion animals, laboratory animals, and animals used in agriculture, research, pet therapy and conservation programs. Emphasis is placed on research that explores ethical issues and ethical reasoning related to animal welfare and care in veterinary medicine, conservation, applied ethology and welfare science. The journal will also publish papers that examine and discuss ethical tools and critical reasoning applied to moral issues in the human/non-human animal relationship. Moreover, the
Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research accepts letters to the editor, commentaries and book reviews on topical issues such as developments in legislation, codes of practice relating to animal welfare, and ethical aspects of animal care and management.
Our mission is to foster the growth of ethical awareness and know-how concerning animal welfare and care, and to debate moral issues related to the human/non-human animal relationship. We aim to bring the debate on these issues outside the boundaries of the academic and scientific debate, to a wider audience composed of professionals and non-professionals who are directly involved with animals. The
Journal of Applied Animal Ethics Research should be fruitful reading for all animal scientists and professionals involved in animal care and management – such as veterinarians, biologists, conservationists, physicians, keepers, etc. – as well as for anyone else concerned with animal welfare and applied ethics. On every specific issue debated, the journal aims to involve the viewpoints of all stakeholders and to pursue a pluralistic approach to moral theory and thinking. For this reasons we strongly encourage everyone who wants to highlight and debate ethical issues concerning their work with non-human animals to contribute to our journal.
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