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Type: Journal article
Title: Countering brutality to wildlife, relationism and ethics: Conservation, welfare and the 'Ecoversity'
Author: Garlick, S.
Matthews, J.
Carter, J.
Citation: Animals, 2011; 1(1):161-175
Publisher: MDPIAG
Issue Date: 2011
ISSN: 2076-2615
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Steve Garlick, Julie Matthews and Jennifer Carter
Abstract: Wildlife cruelty is commonplace in society. We argue for a new engagement with wildlife through three elements: a relational ethic based on intrinsic understanding of the way wildlife and humans might view each other; a geography of place and space, where there are implications for how we ascribe contextual meaning and practice in human-animal relations; and, engaged learning designed around our ethical relations with others, beyond the biophysical and novel, and towards the reflective metaphysical. We propose the ‘ecoversity’, as a scholarly and practical tool for focusing on the intersection of these three elements as an ethical place-based learning approach.
Rights: © 2011 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
DOI: 10.3390/ani1010161
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