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Non-anthropocentric view towards animal welfare: a moral philosophical analysis


R. A. N. Fernando

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Department of Philosophy and Psychology
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Animal welfare has been debated around the world, as humans continue to focus on satisfying their limitless needs and desires. They use nature as a means of survival and need satisfaction. Animals are part of nature and many environmentalists struggle for survival and the right to life of animals. The human world is focused solely on industrial development, human livelihoods and the instrumental value of nature. When discussing the nature and well-being of animals, it is necessary to take into account a moral consideration based on the intrinsic value of nature. This includes surviving animals for their own good, which is, protecting animals for their own betterment. Social wellbeing is defined as a better life. This research focuses primarily on how to provide a better life for animals while giving them a moral concern via the non-anthropological vision as explained by environmental ethics.


Environmental ethics embraces knowledge by providing insight into thinking morally about nonhuman beings. The qualitative methodology was adopted for the research contains the philosophical and moral analysis. As a result, this implies analytical and comparative approaches to environmental ethics. Secondary data were collected as part of several articles, research and books on environmental ethics. Non- anthropocentric is a successful measure of reducing the gap between humans and animals. It is useful and useful in implementing legislation and policies that positively support the welfare of animals and the protection of all nonhuman beings. The world needs a moral philosophical consideration to protect animals and the welfare of animals.
How to Cite: Fernando, R.A.N., 2020. Non-anthropocentric view towards animal welfare: a moral philosophical analysis. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 7(1), pp.69–77. DOI:
Published on 29 Jun 2020.
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