Are humans animals? If so: Why should we not dare to do like predators do? In which way are we differing from animals as to be able to ask if and how we may use animals? Is there a gentle way of using, a fair deal? Is individual moral behaviour ethically valid anyway? How can the ethics of human interactions with animals be established and developed at all? And in what sense could it be crucial to test this ethical attitude not only towards specific animals, but towards all animals, and even plants? From very different perspectives, 39 authors give their view.

This book does not provide fixed answers, let alone standardised ones. But it gives impetus to those who sense the penetration of such questions and want to look into it more deeply. Uncertainty is guaranteed, and change cannot be excluded.