AbstractsPhilosophy & Theology

A Discussion of the Ethical Dilemmas in the Danish Swine Production

by Josefine Adler

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Swine Production; Ethics
Record ID: 1121519
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.