Ch 10 homework.docx - Rachel Strohecker CH 10 Ethics Homework 1 Bioethics is the branch of philosophy that deals with human character and conduct

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Rachel Strohecker CH: 10 Ethics Homework 1. Bioethics is the branch of philosophy that deals with human character and conduct dealing with animals. In relation to animals, it deals with the examination of moral issues and distinguishing right from wrong. 2. The raising, killing, and eating of sentient is both an ethical and moral issue. 3. Sentience is the ability to perceive one's environment, and experience sensations such as pain and suffering, or pleasure and comfort. 4. If a calf had BVD, I would kill it humanely. 5. No, I do not believe it is ethical to slaughter animals in view of other animals if at all possible. I would choose to remove the animal from the herd if able to move and humanly kill the animal. This will reduce stress and trauma to the herd as well as to the individual. Other animals can perceive death and it does matter because it causes undue stress to the herd. I personally have dealt with this situation when another horse was euthanized in front of mine. She was very depressed and traumatized by the situation and wouldn’t leaver her stall for a week. 6. Human life is more valuable than a chimpanzee, however, the chimp and cow are of the same importance because they both have the same level of sentience, but not necessarily intelligence. 7. An ethologist is a person who studies animal behavior. 8. Some situations are unavoidable for the long-term safety and health of the animal. Sometimes we must make the choice for to help an animal in the long run by inflicting short term pain. For example, castrating pigs prevents boars from hurting each other and
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