Elephant over-population : towards a theory of a just cull.

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dc.contributor.author Gallagher, Felicity Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-12T08:32:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-12T08:32:50Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/11676
dc.description.abstract In this research report I address the question: Is it ever morally justified to cull elephants? And, if it is, what criteria need to be fulfilled for a cull to be morally justifiable? In answering the first part of the question, ‘Is it ever morally correct to cull elephants?’ I defend the claim that the killing of elephants is a pro tanto wrong. The second part of the question, ‘What criteria need to be fulfilled for a cull to be morally justifiable?’, directs my attention to identifying conditions under which the pro tanto wrong of killing elephants could be outweighed by other moral considerations. I identify and critically discuss these criteria, developing what I call a ‘Theory of a Just Cull’. Finally, I apply my Theory to the current situation in South Africa, and argue that it is not possible to ethically justify elephant culling in South Africa in the current circumstances. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject Elephant over-population en_ZA
dc.subject Culling en_ZA
dc.title Elephant over-population : towards a theory of a just cull. en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA


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