A Critical Reflection on the Rights and Exploitation of Non-Humans in Omo-river Valley (Gibe-III) Areas
Humanities and Social Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2020, Pages: 92-99
Received: May 11, 2020; Accepted: Jun. 1, 2020; Published: Jun. 29, 2020
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Daniel Techan, Department of Civics & Ethical Education, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
Bisrat Tesfay, Department of Civics & Ethical Education, Wolaita Sodo University, Wolaita Sodo, Ethiopia
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The paper explores the critical reflection of the exploitation of the natural environment, specifically forest in Omo-river valley areas. Forests and trees have been destructed and cut down of trees, for charcoal business to fulfill their personal financial/economic interest. The researchers also disclosed the multiple impacts of the cut down of trees and forests for charcoal trade. Hence, the researchers attempts to critically understand and analyze such over exploitation of land and natural environment. In this paper, the researchers explained the genuine causes of the charcoal production beyond the immediate benefit they could get. Accordingly, the researchers found both the anthropocentric and divine approaches of environment problematic and factors for the exploitation of the natural environment. In this paper, the central emphasis is the unwise utilization of the environment for different purpose (which we can call it violation of rights of the non-human creatures from the view point of the biocentrism perspective; the diversified species who live in the area and the destruction of the forest coverage for the sake of temporary economic gain) Generally, to solve the problem the researchers came up with Aldo Leopold’s new environmental argument of the “land ethic” and other apparatuses of environmental conversation. With this regard Leopold’s argument of “land ethic” argued that, our approach towards the land, and natural environment should be those are the environment friendly strategies and holistic reforms to be taken by the government and specifically optional energy sources for the society.
Charcoal Trade, Non-human, Exploitation, Anthropocentric, Bio-diversity
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Daniel Techan, Bisrat Tesfay, A Critical Reflection on the Rights and Exploitation of Non-Humans in Omo-river Valley (Gibe-III) Areas, Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 92-99. doi: 10.11648/j.hss.20200803.12
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