|Keywords:||Swine Production; Ethics|
|Full text PDF:||http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/17489|
This project deals with an ethical discussion concerning the danish swine production. As the society have focused on growth, it seems like we have reduced nature to a machine. Instead of creating an environment that takes the natural behaviour and needs of the pig into consideration, we seem to alter the pig so that it fits into the machine we have build. This project is a critical discussion of the ethical issues this raises. The discussion is build upon arguments from the Industry represented by Martin Merrild, chairman of Landbrug & Fødevarer, and Erik Larsen, chairman of Landbrug & Fødevarer, Swine Production, arguments put forward by the Danish Ethical Council for Animals, and lastly arguments from Peter Singer and Luc Ferry’s critique of his arguments. The discussion are build upon the question of whether or not we ought to take the interests of the animal into consideration in our swine production.