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Why "Animal (De)liberation" survives early criticism and is pivotal to public health

Lookup NU author(s): Mx Jan Deckers



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© 2017 The Authors Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. In 2016, the book Animal (De)liberation: Should the Consumption of Animal Products Be Banned? was published. This article aims to engage with the critique that this book has received and to clarify and reinforce its importance for human health. It is argued that the ideas developed in the book withstand critical scrutiny. As qualified moral veganism avoids the pitfalls of other moral positions on human diets, public health policies must be altered accordingly, subject to adequate political support for its associated vegan project.

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Author(s): Deckers J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

Year: 2017

Volume: 23

Issue: 5

Pages: 1105-1112

Print publication date: 01/10/2017

Online publication date: 04/08/2017

Acceptance date: 27/06/2017

Date deposited: 02/10/2017

ISSN (print): 1356-1294

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2753

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/jep.12807


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104137/Z/14/ZWellcome Trust