The Case for Animal Experimentation: An Evolutionary and Ethical Perspective

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1986 - Philosophy - 262 pages
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Discusses animal rights and the morality of animal experiments, suggests ethical guidelines for the use of animals as test subjects, and identifies irrational attitudes towards animals
 

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Fox (Philosophy, Queens Univ., Kingston, Ontario) defends two theses: 1) the fact that animals can suffer yields them no moral entitlements; (2) since animals do not value their own lives, their lives ... Read full review

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this is really just someone's stretched out opinion in the matter. rather than facts.

Contents

Fallacies in Our Thinking About Humans and Animals
13
An Evolutionary Perspective on Humans and Animals
31
Animals and the Moral Community
47
Autonomy and Rights56
56
Suffering as the Central Concept of Morality63
63
Why Cruelty to Animals Is Wrong70
70
Animals and the Moral Imperative79
79
Conclusion87
87
Unnecessary Suffering and Alternatives to Animal
159
When Suffering Is Unnecessary165
165
Replacing Animals in Research173
173
Replacing Animals in Product Testing180
180
Replacing Animals in Drug Research and Development187
187
Conclusion
194
Ethics
207
Bibliography
241

Some Observations on Scientific Inquiry and Related
138
The Requirement That Scientific Experiments Be Repeatable145
145
The Politics of Funding Research151
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