Birch, Jonathan (2020) Zones of precaution. Animal Sentience 29(28)
Irina Mikhalevich and Russell Powell, Minds without spines: Evolutionarily inclusive animal ethics
My commentary focusses on Mikhalevich & Powell’s criticisms of the Animal Sentience Precautionary Principle. I emphasize the pragmatic nature of my rationale for proposing that, rather than extending the scope of animal welfare protection on a species-by-species basis, we should be willing to protect entire Linnaean orders on the basis of evidence from a single species.