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This article examines two areas of tension within environmental ethics literature and relates them to the case study of the animal representation in the Dutch media. On the one hand, there is a tension between those who propagate clear division between anthropocentric and non-anthropocentric views; on the other hand, there is a tension between the land ethics perspective and animal right proponents. This article examines the media representation of animals using content analysis, and links the findings back to the areas of tension within environmental ethics. The main findings indicate that the division between anthropocentric and ecocentric perspectives is still relevant for evaluating the human-animal relations, while the convergence of the land ethics and animal rights perspectives can be helpful in explaining why this division is relevant.

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Animals in Dutch media: an exploration of environmental ethics and public opinions through newspaper and TV analysis

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This page is a summary of: Animal Representation in the Dutch Media through Environmental Ethics, Environmental Processes, June 2014, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s40710-014-0025-7.
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