Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
|Named after||José Ferrater Mora|
|Purpose||Promotion of animal ethics|
The Ferrater Mora Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics is an organisation based in Oxford which promotes animal ethics.
The centre was founded in Oxford in 2006 by Andrew Linzey, a member of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford, though the centre is not affiliated with the university. Other founding fellows were Ara Paul Barsam and Mark H. Bernstein. The centre is named after the Catalan philosopher José Ferrater Mora (Catalan: Josep Ferrater i Mora).
The centre held an International Conference on the Relationship between Animal Abuse and Human Violence at Keble College, Oxford, in 2007.
The centre promotes ethical concern for animals through academic study and public debate, and aims to create a global association of academics willing to advance the ethical case for animals. To that end, it publishes an academic journal, the Journal of Animal Ethics, jointly with the University of Illinois. It has also established an animal ethics series with Palgrave MacMillan.
Fellows include Robert Garner, Steven M. Wise and Martin Henig. Honorary fellows include J. M. Coetzee, Joy Carter, Bob Barker and Philip Wollen.