[Killing and dignity of animals: a problem for veterinarians?]

Fahrion, A.; Durr, S.; Doherr, M.G.; Hartnack, S.; Kunzmann, P. (2011). [Killing and dignity of animals: a problem for veterinarians?]. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 153(5), pp. 209-14. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0036-7281/a000184

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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 dimension 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.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine (DKV) > DVK - Clinical Research (discontinued)
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Veterinary Public Health Institute
05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Experimental Clinical Research

UniBE Contributor:

Fahrion, Anna Sophie; Dürr, Salome Esther and Doherr, Marcus

ISSN:

0036-7281

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:32

Last Modified:

03 Feb 2015 09:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0036-7281/a000184

Web of Science ID:

000290778500002

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/12318 (FactScience: 218640)

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