The Human Use of Animals

The Human Use of Animals

Case Studies in Ethical Choice

Book - 1998
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The first set of case studies on animal use, this volume offers a thorough, up-to-date exploration of the moral issues related to animal welfare. Its main purpose is to examine how far it is ethically justifiable to harm animals in order to benefit mankind. An excellent introduction provides aframework for the cases and sets the background of philosophical and moral concepts underlying the subject. Sixteen original, previously unpublished essays cover controversies associated with the human use of animals in a broad range of contexts, including biomedical, behavioral, and wildlife research, cosmetic safety testing, education, the food industry, commerce, and animal use as pets and inreligious practices. Scientific research is accorded the closest scrutiny. The authors represent a wide range of expertise within their specialized areas of research--physiology, public policy, ethics, philosophy, law, veterinary science, and psychology. The careful analysis of each case makes itpossible to elevate the discourse beyond over-simplified positions, and to demonstrate the complexity of the issues. The Human Use of Animals will be welcomed by students and faculty in law, philosophy, ethics, public policy, religion, medicine, and veterinary medicine. It will also interestactivists in the animal protection movement, and members of animal protection organizations and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
ISBN: 9780195119084
0195119088
Branch Call Number: 179/.4/Hum 3583uc 1
179/.4/Hum 3583mc 1
Characteristics: xi, 330 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Orlans, F. Barbara

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