The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice / Edition 1

The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice / Edition 1

by F. Barbara Orlans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195119088

ISBN-13: 9780195119084

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 a framework for the cases and sets the background of philosophical and

Overview

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 a framework 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Sixteen original, previously unpublished essays cover controversies associated with the human use of animals in a broad range of contexts, including biomedical, behavioral, and wildlife research,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 in religious 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 it possible 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 interest activists in the animal protection movement, and members of animal protection organizations and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195119084
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

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