Killing animals is common practice, yet it is not morally neutral. This volume edited by Dr Franck Meijboom (Utrecht University) and Prof. Elsbeth Stassen (Wageningen University) enables the reader to get a grip on the plurality of views with regard to animals. It helps to deal with the many questions related to the end of animal life.
The end of animal life is related to many societal and ethical questions and concerns. Questions such as how long should we continue to treat an animal before putting it down? But also the question whether it could be legitimate to kill individual animals for the welfare of the herd or of future generations. The ongoing public and academic discussions on these, and on other well-known questions like those related to the killing of animals for food or for scientific purposes, show that there is no one standard evaluation of animal life.