Are animals reliable models of morality?
This chapter considers where animals are reliable models of morality through the example of the vole. While early studies of the vole touted its monogamous fidelity, latter studies proved otherwise and revealed other sexual practices often considered deviant in normative Western moralities, such as incest and non-monogamy. The author explores how scientific research on the vole reflected the sociocultural assumptions of its researchers.
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