The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice / Edition 2 by Tom L. Beauchamp, F. Barbara Orlans, Rebecca Dresser, David B. Morton | | 9780195340198 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice / Edition 2

The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice / Edition 2

by Tom L. Beauchamp, F. Barbara Orlans, Rebecca Dresser, David B. Morton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195340191

ISBN-13: 9780195340198

Pub. Date: 03/21/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Human Use of Animals. Second Edition, reports the facts on some of the most compelling and difficult issues about animal welfare that confront society today. Its 16 case studies explore a variety of controversies about the human uses of animals that have emerged over the past four decades. The book begins with a lengthy exploration of applicable ethical theory.

Overview

The Human Use of Animals. Second Edition, reports the facts on some of the most compelling and difficult issues about animal welfare that confront society today. Its 16 case studies explore a variety of controversies about the human uses of animals that have emerged over the past four decades. The book begins with a lengthy exploration of applicable ethical theory. It then presents the facts of the 16 cases, followed by analysis of each case's theoretical and practical ethical issues. This volume offers a discussion of controversies within a range of contexts, including biomedical, behavioral, and wildlife research: cosmetic safety testing: education: entertainment (zoos and circuses); the food industry: commerce: companion animals: and animal uses in religious practices.

About the Author:
Tom L. Beauchamp, PhD professor, Department of Philosophy Senior Research Scholar, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Georgetown University

About the Author:
F. Barbara Orlans, PhD Senior Research Fellow, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Georgetown University

About the Author:
Rebecca Dresser, JD Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law Professor of Ethics in Medicine Washington University

About the Author:
David B. Morton, PhD, MRCVS Professor Emeritus, Department of Biomedical Science and Ethics The Medical School, University of Birmingham, England

About the Author:
John P. Gluck, PhD Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology University of New Mexico

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195340198
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/21/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Moral Issues about Animals
Farm Animals
2. Humane Housing for Hogs
3. Veal Crates and Human Palates
4. What is a Chicken Worth?
Animals for Entertainment
5. The Sport of Rooster Fighting
6. Winky and Wanda at the Detroit Zoo
7. Ringling Brother's Big Cats
Companion Animals
8. Cosmetic Surgery for Dogs
Religious Use of Animals
9. Animal Sacrifice as Religious Ritual
Endangered Species
10. Bonobos: Humans' Closest Relatives Face Extinction
Biomedical Research and Cosmetic Testing
11. Head-Injury Experiments on Primates at the University of Pennsylvania
12. What Does the Public Have a Right to Know?
13. Can There Be Cruelty-Free Cosmetic Testing?
Behavioral Research
14. Monkeys without Mothers
15. The Experimetnal Study of Animal Aggression
Wildlife Research
16. Killing a Vagrant Bird for a Museum Collection
Educational Use of Animals
17. Should Frog Dissection Continue?
Index

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