Humans, Horses, and Hybrids : On Rights, Welfare, and Masculinity in Equestrian Sports

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Title Humans, Horses, and Hybrids : On Rights, Welfare, and Masculinity in Equestrian Sports
Author Jönsson, Kutte
Editor Caplan, Arthur ; Parent, Brendan
Date 2016
English abstract
The fact that horses play an essential role for equestrian sports raises rather specific ethical concerns. Questions like what should be morally permissible to do to (non-consenting) nonhumans for the sake of human interests become urgent. Is it not an example of (animal) rights violation to force nonhumans taking part of sport? However, in this article I argue, from a radical egalitarian point of view, that it is possible to defend the existence of equestrian sports, but not unconditionally. I suggest that it is the masculinity norms in the sports culture that compromise the already complicated relationship between humans and animals, and therefore become an obstacle for the vision of equality between humans and nonhumans.
Publisher Oxford University Press
Host/Issue The Ethics of Sport : Essential Readings
ISBN 9780190210991
Pages 401-417
Language eng (iso)
Subject animal rights
animal welfare
questrian sports
gender equality
masculinity
interspecies egalitarianism
hybrids
ethics
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
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