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The Human Use of Animals : Case Studies in Ethical Choice

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This is the first book of case studies on animal ethics. It deals with important social controversies involving the human use of animals and analyses the moral issues involved. An excellent introduction to ethical theory provides a framework to the 16 original case studies, which include the use of animals in research, testing, and education, as food, as companion animals, and in religious rites.show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 156.7 x 232.9 x 24.1mm | 547.41g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195119088
  • 9780195119084

About F. Barbara Orlans

F. Barbara Orlans, Ph.D., is Senior Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.Tom L. Beauchamp, Ph.D., is Professor of Philosophy and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.Rebecca Dresser, J.D., holds a joint appointment as Professor in the School of Law and the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.David B. Morton, B.V.Sc., Ph.D., M.R.C.V.S., is Professor of Biomedical Science and Biomedical Ethics at the University of Birmingham, England.John P. Gluck, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.show more

Table of contents

I. Introduction ; 1. Moral Issues About Animals ; II. Biomedical Research ; 2. Baboon-Human Liver Transplants: The Pittsburgh Case ; 3. Head Injury Experiments on Primates at the University of Pennsylvania ; 4. Patenting Animals: The Harvard "Oncomouse" ; 5. What Does the Public Have a Right to Know? ; III. Cosmetic Safety Testing ; 6. Beauty Without the Beast ; IV. Behavioral Research ; 7. Apes and Language: Washoe and Her Successors ; 8. Can Animal Aggression be Studied in an Ethical Manner? ; 9. Monkeys Without Mothers ; V. Wildlife Research ; 10. The Death of a Vagrant Bird ; VI. Educational Teaching ; 11. Dissection of Frogs: The Jennifer Graham Case ; VII. Food and Farming ; 12. Force-Feeding of Geese ; 13. Veal Crates and Human Palates ; 14. Fowl Deeds ; VIII. Companion Animals ; 15. Should the Tail Wag the Dog? ; 16. From Where Should Research Scientists Get their Dogs? ; IX. Religious Rites ; 17. Animal Sacrifice as Religious Ritual: The Santeria Caseshow more

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'...this book must be essential reading for anyone involved in amking these decisions.' * Paul Townsend Laboratory Animals (1999) 33. *show more

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