Animal Representation in the Dutch Media through Environmental Ethics

Helen Kopnina*

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Abstract

This article examines two areas of tension within environmental ethics literature and relates them to the case study of the animal representation in the Dutch media. On the one hand, there is a tension between those who propagate clear division between anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric views; on the other hand, there is a tension between the land ethics perspective and animal right proponents. This article examines the media representation of animals using content analysis, and links the findings back to the areas of tension within environmental ethics. The main findings indicate that the division between anthropocentric and ecocentric perspectives is still relevant for evaluating the human-animal relations, while the convergence of the land ethics and animal rights perspectives can be helpful in explaining why this division is relevant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-322
Number of pages12
JournalEnvironmental Processes
Volume1
Issue number3
Early online date28 Jun 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2014
Externally publishedYes

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