Environmental Ethics

Volume 22, Issue 2, Summer 2000

Rick O’Neil
Pages 183-190

Animal Liberation versus Environmentalism

Animal liberationism and environmentalism generally are considered incompatible positions. But, properly conceived, they simply provide answers to different questions, concerning moral standing and intrinsic value, respectively. The two views together constitute an environmental ethic that combines environmental justice and environmental care. I show that this approach is not only consistent but defensible.