Is it morally or ethically justified to commodify animals (i.e., such as the tiger temple when it was a thing)? Should humans treat animals' ends (telos) with as much respect as we do ourselves? Finally, is a question such as this dependent on the culture to which one resides (collectivistic vs individualistic)?

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    Whether animals are ends in themselves depends on whether they are autonomous rational agents, and for Kant and his contemporaries they were not. See SEP, The Moral Status of Animals for modern approaches.
    – Conifold
    Oct 17, 2021 at 1:19


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