Internationales Zentrum für Ethik in den Wissenschaften (IZEW)


Are we ready for a multispecies Westworld?

Ein Blogeintrag von Leonie N. Bossert

This column discusses the ethical implications of creating artificial animals to replace real animals in captivity for entertainment and education. While this technology could reduce the suffering of biological animals in captivity, artificial animals may undermine the purpose of zoos and soon become sentient beings themselves capable of being harmed. The authors conclude we should pursue this technology cautiously, limiting risks like moral uncertainty, and not view artificial animals as an adequate replacement for phasing out zoos and aquariums.

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