2016
DOI: 10.5007/2177-7055.2016v37n72p19
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Abstract: Whales, among our planet's most majestic, mysterious, powerful, and intelligent beings, are profoundly endangered. International law has for some time attempted to protect them from extinction. Our paper addresses the legal status of whales and argues that they should be regarded as creatures with rights, not simply as commodities. Currently, international law does not recognize whales as creatures with rights. International organizations, particularly the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and its foundin… Show more

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“…Moreover, if we assume that species and ecosystems have capabilities and that we should be concerned about them for their own sake, this has considerable consequences for how we should act towards them. Since the last 15 years, there is a lively discussion concerning whether, and if so how, different living beings and other aspects of nature should be included in the capabilities approach (see, for example, Keulartz & Swart, 2012;Clark, 2009;Wissenburg, 2011;Ilea, 2008;Hailwood, 2012;Cripps, 2010;Crescenzo, 2013;Fulfer, 2013;Bendik-Keymer 2014, 2021aLinch & Holland, 2017;Nussbaum Wichert & Nussbaum, 2016, 2017, but I focus on those contributions that explicitly argue for ascribing capabilities to species and ecosystems.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Moreover, if we assume that species and ecosystems have capabilities and that we should be concerned about them for their own sake, this has considerable consequences for how we should act towards them. Since the last 15 years, there is a lively discussion concerning whether, and if so how, different living beings and other aspects of nature should be included in the capabilities approach (see, for example, Keulartz & Swart, 2012;Clark, 2009;Wissenburg, 2011;Ilea, 2008;Hailwood, 2012;Cripps, 2010;Crescenzo, 2013;Fulfer, 2013;Bendik-Keymer 2014, 2021aLinch & Holland, 2017;Nussbaum Wichert & Nussbaum, 2016, 2017, but I focus on those contributions that explicitly argue for ascribing capabilities to species and ecosystems.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%