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Revista de Medicina Veterinaria

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ROA-CASTELLANOS, Ricardo Andrés. Baseline Overview Regarding Clinical Animal Bioethics and Introduction of the Term Zooethics. Rev. Med. Vet. [online]. 2009, n.17, pp.99-106. ISSN 0122-9354.

Bioethics is a knowledge field built upon dialogue. Nonetheless, for the case of acts, habits and costumes relevant to animals, absence of veterinary-clinical-practice knowledge is notorious. Veterinary Medicine is a scientific speaker absolutely valid to offer theoretical contributions in this subject. In the present article, a review is made on some authors and viewpoints on the epistemological basis for Animal Bioethics and its clinical relevance. A term is proposed: Zooethics as a concept that includes ethical studies on animal life among Bioethics learning. A call is done in order to remember history, animal medicine, spirituality, and veterinarians as professionals who are concern and deeply know animals, on a daily basis, as beings that feel and interact in society.

Keywords : animal bioethics; veterinary clinic; epistemology; ethics; animals; zooethics.

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