Ethical responsibilities towards expedition pack animals. The Mountain Guide's and Expedition Leader's Ethical Responsibilities Towards Pack Animals on Expedition

Glen Cousquer, Pete Allison

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Abstract

Mountain Guides and Expedition Leaders often find themselves using pack animals, such as mules, on expedition. In the absence of motorised transport, the mule's ability to carry heavy loads over difficult mountainous terrain is thus exploited. Superficially, this can be reduced to a contractual arrangement between the mule owner and guide: the muleteer is able to secure employment because, together with his mule, he is able to offer a service in exchange for money. In employing the muleteer, the leader enters into a contract with another moral being that brings with it various rights and responsibilities. The nature of the contract between the leader and the mule, however, is far from clear and the leader's responsibilities easily overlooked.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1839-1858
Number of pages20
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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