Show simple item record Mather, Jennifer A. Anderson, Roland C. 2019-08-30T18:39:00Z 2019-08-30T18:39:00Z 2007
dc.identifier.citation Mather, J. A., & Anderson, R. C. (2007). Ethics and invertebrates: A cephalopod perspective. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 75, 119-129. doi:10.3354/dao075119 en_US
dc.description Sherpa Romeo green journal. Permission to archive final published version en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper first explores 3 philosophical bases for attitudes to invertebrates, Contractarian/Kantian, Utilitarian, and Rights-based, and what they lead us to conclude about how we use and care for these animals. We next discuss the problems of evaluating pain and suffering in invertebrates, pointing out that physiological responses to stress are widely similar across the animal kingdom and that most animals show behavioral responses to potentially painful stimuli. Since cephalopods are often used as a test group for consideration of pain, distress and proper conditions for captivity and handling, we evaluate their behavioral and cognitive capacities. Given these capacities, we then discuss practical issues: minimization of their pain and suffering during harvesting for food; ensuring that captive cephalopods are properly cared for, stimulated and allowed to live as full a life as possible; and, lastly, working for their conservation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Inter Research en_US
dc.subject Invertebrates en_US
dc.subject Ethics en_US
dc.subject Cephalopods en_US
dc.subject Animal pain en_US
dc.subject Animal suffering en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pain in animals
dc.subject.lcsh Cephalopoda as laboratory animals
dc.subject.lcsh Invertebrates as laboratory animals
dc.title Ethics and invertebrates: a cephalopod perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.institution Seattle Aquarium en_US

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