Animal Ethics is an inquiry into the moral standing or moral status of nonhuman animals. Are we (human moral agents) allowed to kill nonhuman animals? Are we (human moral agents) allowed to inflict pain on nonhuman animals? Are we (human moral agents) allowed to use nonhuman animals as mere means to
our own purposes? The book provides a crash course for anyone who ponders whether he or she should start on a career involving experiments on animals. But it should be read by anyone with an interest in the subject. And indeed, everyone should be interested in it.
Torbjörn Tännsjö is Kristian Claëson Professor of Practical Philosophy at Stockholm University.