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Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

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Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Named afterJosé Ferrater Mora
Formation2006; 18 years ago (2006)
FounderAndrew Linzey
PurposePromotion of animal ethics
Andrew Linzey
Deputy Director
Clair Linzey

The Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics is an organisation based in Oxford which promotes animal ethics.


The centre was founded in Oxford in 2006 by Andrew Linzey, a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, though the centre is not affiliated with the university.[1] Other founding fellows were Ara Paul Barsam and Mark H. Bernstein.[2] The centre is named after the Catalan philosopher José Ferrater Mora (Catalan: Josep Ferrater i Mora).[1]

The centre held an International Conference on the Relationship between Animal Abuse and Human Violence at Keble College, Oxford, in 2007.[3]


The centre promotes ethical concern for animals through academic study and public debate, and aims to create a global association of academics willing to advance the ethical case for animals.[4] To that end, it publishes an academic journal, the Journal of Animal Ethics, jointly with the University of Illinois.[5] It has also established an animal ethics series with Palgrave MacMillan.[6]

Notable members[edit]

Fellows include Robert Garner, Steven M. Wise and Martin Henig.[2] Honorary fellows include J. M. Coetzee, Joy Carter, Bob Barker and Philip Wollen.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Smith, Alexandra (27 November 2006). "Thinktank launched to debate animal ethics". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Fellows". Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  3. ^ Linzey, Andrew, ed. (2009). The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence. Eastbourne: Sussex Academic Press. p. 9. ISBN 978-1-84519-324-9.
  4. ^ "Welcome". Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  5. ^ Bingham, John (28 April 2011). "Calling animals 'pets' is insulting, academics claim". Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  6. ^ "The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series". Springer. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Honorary Fellows". Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. Retrieved 10 July 2020.

Further reading[edit]

  • Linzey, Andrew and Clair Linzey (2014). "Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics". In Paul B. Thompson and David M. Kaplan (ed.). Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. pp. 1467–1470. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-0929-4_366. ISBN 978-94-007-0928-7.

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