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Cheryl Abbate

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

“American philosopher at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) and animal ethics scholar. My current research focuses on what I call the “hard problems of animal rights.” I think it’s terribly clear that we ought not to intentionally harm animals just for food, sport, entertainment, or clothing. But what’s not clear is whether, and under what conditions, we can harm animals to help others in dire need or to prevent serious harm from coming into existence in the first place. In cleaning up the many unjust messes in our world, it is often the case that helping animals requires hurting and/or leaving others behind. My work attempts to offer guidance in situations in which we have to make heart-wrenching decisions about who lives and who dies.”

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