The use of animals in sport.
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December 1st, 2012 (03:43 PM).
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As someone pointed out above, contextual factors enter the scene in this matter. But it is important to notice that the most basic issue is the treatment given to the animals, being it a sport or not. My point is that sport use of animals is just a sub-topic of the general problem of animal welfare. If a dog is used in a dog race, the judgement if this practice is ethical or not, comes down to the analysis of the circunstamces in which the training is done, to the treatment given in that specific case. Whether it is a sport or not is a secundary question in defining the ethical evaluation of such relationships between human beings and animals.
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