Year 2019, Volume 1 , Issue 1, Pages 4 - 14 2019-09-29

A Philosophical Approach to Animal Rights and Welfare in the Tourism Sector


Although studies on animal rights and welfare in the field of tourism have begun to emerge in recent years, the subject is still new. In this context, a philosophical approach to animal rights and welfare in the tourism sector is put forward in this study. Concepts commonly used in animal rights and welfare debates, such as moral status, animal love, animal hatred, speciesism, anthropocentrism, ecocentrism are explained and are then discussed in the context of the tourism sector on the philosophical basis of what tourism means for commodified animals. Various proposals are developed for how changes can be made to grant animals in the tourism sector a moral status, both in theory and in practice.

animal rights, Animal Welfare, Animal Ethics, Tourism
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Primary Language en
Subjects Hospitality Leisure Sport and Tourism
Published Date Spring
Journal Section Peer-reviewed Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0003-2599-0197
Author: Ebru GÜNLÜ KÜÇÜKALTAN (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Author: S. Emre DİLEK
Country: Turkey


Application Date : March 25, 2019
Acceptance Date : June 1, 2019
Publication Date : September 29, 2019

APA Günlü Küçükaltan, E , Di̇lek, S . (2019). A Philosophical Approach to Animal Rights and Welfare in the Tourism Sector . Journal of Tourism Leisure and Hospitality , 1 (1) , 4-14 . Retrieved from