Is animal experimentation ethical? by Bonnie Szumski

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  • Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Animal experimentation

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementby Bonnie Szumski
SeriesIn controversy
LC ClassificationsHV4915 .S98 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25149275M
ISBN 10160152174X
ISBN 109781601521743
LC Control Number2011012464

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In the book, “Is Animal Experimentation Ethical?,” it states that scientists are trying to use “the three R’s,” which stand for: reducing the amount of animals used, refining experimental methods to minimize pain and suffering, and replacing experiments involving animals with other tests if possible (Szumski and Karson 68).

The Ethics of Animal Experimentation serves as both a handbook of animal rights theory and a practical guide to navigating the complexities of animal experimentation.

As animal experimentation. Principles of Animal Research Ethics Tom L. Beauchamp and David DeGrazia The first book to present general principles of animal research ethics Features commentaries by eminent figures in animal research ethics from a variety of disciplines including veterinary medicine, biomedical research, comparative psychology, law, and bioethics.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) Presents articles debating the use of animals in scientific research Beastly questions / Robert B. White -- Ethics and animals / Steven Zak -- Speciesism / Richard Ryder -- Are animals people too?Pages: This e-book mainly contains discussions of genetically modified organisms and associated welfare and ethical issues that surround the programs in such research.

It also includes very specific information about the history of animal testing. Buy Animal Ethics: A Contemporary Introduction Hardback by Fischer Bob ISBN: An Ethical Argument Against Animal Experiments As animal advocates, we oppose animal experiments, on ethical grounds, believing that it is morally wrong to harm one species for the supposed benefit of another.

We encourage others to extend the circle of compassion to include all living creatures – human and nonhuman alike. Animal experimentation and protection of animals: Ethical considerations Development of the concept of animal protection in Germany 39 Ethical aspects of animal experimentation and the principle of solidarity 40 Transferability from an ethical-legal viewpoint Is animal experimentation ethical?

book   Legislation of animal experimentation is based on the idea that it is morally acceptable to conduct these experiments under certain conditions. This illustrates the importance of research ethics which is what drives how these animals should be treated.

This includes having a clear rationale for why a hypothesis needs to be tested using animals. In this important new book, students, researchers, and interested general readers will find a non-intimidating, readily comprehensible introduction to 5/5(1).

Yes, since animals do not possess rights. due to the fact that rights are not based upon existence, but rather sentience and moral culpability. Since animals have neither, they don't have a right to protest to experimentation or a reason for them not to be experimented on so long as there is one benefit to experimenting on them (medical advances, product testing, etc.).

The Three Rs (3Rs) in relation to science are guiding principles for more ethical use of animals in were first described by W. Russell and R. Burch in The 3Rs are: Replacement: methods which avoid or replace the use of animals in research; Reduction: use of methods that enable researchers to obtain comparable levels of information from fewer animals, or to.

Other supporters of animal experimentation go further, saying that not only is it not harmful for humanity to experiment on animals, it is ethi-cally wrong not to perform those experiments if people will benefit.

The debate over animal experimentation is made more contentious when specifically considering primates because they exhibit many human. The Ethics of Animal Testing.

Animal testing for medical purposes is rather straightforward; in layman's terms it is when medicines and other treatments for humans created by scientists and doctors is tested upon common animals (some may call ‘pests’) to figure out the effects of such medicines on living creatures.

The book is distinctive in featuring commentaries on the framework of principles by eminent figures in animal research ethics from an array of relevant disciplines: veterinary Is animal experimentation ethical?

book, biomedical research, biology, zoology, comparative psychology, primatology, law, and bioethics. The seven commentators-Larry Carbone, Frans de Waal, Rebecca Cited by: 2.

Animal WELFARE activists don't necessarily claim that animals are the moral equivalent of humans, just that animals' feelings deserve some consideration; we shouldn't needlessly hurt themwith pointless experimentation, say, or by making fur coats just about every thinking person will agree that animal welfare is a legitimate idea /5(3).

Generally speaking, there are still some ethical issue related to the use of animal testing for scientific or commercial testing should be generally accepted by the society not yet discussed in this short essay, further analyzation is needed to be discussed in other essay/5(9).

His writing is concerned with the missing ethical elements of animal research justification and includes the books, Applied Ethics in Animal Researchpublished by Purdue University, and The Human Use of Animals: Case Studies in Ethical Choice,published by Oxford University Press and co-authored with Tom Beauchamp, F.

Barbara Orlans, Rebecca. Catalog Animal experimentation:» Book / Peter Singer -- Some ethical concerns in animal research / Bernard E. Rollin -- Scratching the belly of the beast / Alan Freeman, Betty Mensch. |a Presents articles debating the use of animals in scientific research.

The introduction describes the current controversy and includes a brief history of the animal-rights movement. The essays discuss medical breakthroughs achieved through animal experimentation, AIDS and cancer research, product testing on animals, military research, animal-to-human transplants, and alternatives to such : David M.

Haugen. Filed under: Animal experimentation -- History. Animals and Medicine: The Contribution of Animal Experiments to the Control of Disease (Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, c), by Jack H. Botting, ed. by Regina M. Botting (multiple formats with commentary at Open Book Publishers) Filed under: Animal experimentation -- Moral and ethical aspects.

Versión en español. Image: Young survivors [1] at the Auschwitz concentration camp [2], liberated by the Red Army in January This article is about experimentation on animals, whether human or not.

Animals, in general, are types of beings for which there is no reasonable doubt about their ability to feel pain [3].

Currently (), painful and harmful experiments with non-human animals. Animal Experimentation is an important new book for anyone involved in the conduct, teaching, learning, regulation, support or critique of animal-based research. Covering all the major issues in the animal experimentation debate, it discusses the history and ethics of experimentation, the moral status of animals and the obligations of researchers and alternatives to animals.5/5(3).

The tragedy of these animals’ deaths is magnified by the fact that humane, non-animal learning methods, like sophisticated computer software, are available and have been shown to teach anatomy and complex biological processes as well as—or better than—cruel, archaic, and environmentally destructive animal labs, while instilling in students respect for animals’ lives.

Animal research is only lawful if "it is of strict necessity".Scientists are "determined to limit the use of animals for experimental purposes () ultimately aiming to find an alternative for this use whenever possible".This point is stated as from Convention STE Authorization of projects.

All research projects involving the use of animals must receive authorization from the French. Arguing that "experiments on animals are entirely conclusive for the toxicology and hygiene of man the effects of these substances are the same on man as on animals, save for differences in degree", Bernard established animal experimentation as part of the standard scientific method.

The direct mail campaigns of powerful animal rights lobbies and their guerrilla tactics against animal laboratories certainly demonstrate where they stand. Equally compelling are those who argue that medical progress and consumer safety are significantly enhanced by research using animals.

This balanced collection focuses attention on the clash of opposing positions in this national debate. Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals is a book by Australian philosopher Peter is widely considered within the animal liberation movement to be the founding philosophical statement of its ideas.

Singer himself rejected the use of the theoretical framework of rights when it comes to human and nonhuman animals. Following Jeremy Bentham, Singer argued that.

ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Medical progress depends on animal research / Americans for Medical Progress --Animal research is unethical and scientifically unnecessary / American Anti-Vivisection Society --Opinion has limited the use of stray dogs and cats in scientific research / National Research.

The practice of testing with animals has long prompted complex debates driven by passionate views on morality and scientific imperative. Reaction to Tuesday’s announcement was no.

Testing animals to see if a product is safe may be better than testing humans first, but that also means the life of an animal is devalued. On the other hand, more animals are butchered for food every year than are used in animal experimentation, so the ethics of life value are more of a gray area than distinctly black and white.

Argumentative Topics The Ethical Research of Animal Testing Name Animal testing has been a hot topic of discussion in society for many years. The debate is whether or not animal testing should be allowed. Some people believe that animal testing is wrong and that it causes undue harm to animals.

The unethical military experiments during the Cold War would have been impossible if GIs had had the right to abort assignments or raise complaints. As we address the ethical issues of human experimentation, we often find ourselves traversing complex ethical terrain.

Vigilance is most essential when vulnerable populations are involved. Animal experimentation is ethical / Henry E. Heffner Animal research is vital to medicine / Jack H.

Botting and Adrian R. Morrison Animal experimentation is unscientific / C. Ray Greek and Jean Swingle Greek The animal research industry needs more oversight / In Defense of Animals Animal experimentation is sufficiently regulated / Delmas Luedke.

Animal experimentation. Nonhuman animals are used in laboratories for a number of purposes. Examples of animal experimentation include product testing, use of animals as research models and as educational tools.

Within each of these categories, there are also many different purposes for which they are used. Because of the biological similarities between many animals and humans, scientists can learn about diseases, and find out how humans might react to medicines, cosmetics, chemicals, and other products by testing them on animals first.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than twenty-five million animals are used in research, testing, and education each year.5/5(1).

Filed under: Animal experimentation -- History. Animals and Medicine: The Contribution of Animal Experiments to the Control of Disease (Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, c), by Jack H. Botting, ed. by Regina M.

Botting (multiple formats with commentary at Open Book Publishers) Filed under: Animal experimentation -- New Zealand. The 3 Rs were first introduced in a book called "The Principles of Humane Experimental technique" by zoologist W.

Russell, and microbiologist R. Burch. The 3 Rs stand for Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement and are the guiding principles for the ethical treatment of animals used for testing and experimentation: Replacement: Avoiding using an animal for testing by switching out.

Supporters of animal experimentation are also aware of the defects and ethical problems of animal experimentation, but they assert there are no effective alternatives to animal testing.

As a matter of fact, with the development of technology, there are many more possibilities to conduct experimentations without animals. The Ethical Case against Animal Experiments. A bold challenge to human cruelty and indifference. At present, human beings worldwide are using an estimated million animals in experiments—a normalization of the unthinkable on an immense scale.

Animal Experimentation is an important book for all those involved in the conduct, teaching, learning, regulation, support or critique of animal-based research.

Whilst maintaining the clarity of style that made the first edition so popular, this second edition has been updated to include discussion of genetically modified organisms and Cited by: The Ethical Case against Animal Experiments begins with a groundbreaking and comprehensive ethical critique of the practice of animal experiments by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

A second section offers original writings that engage with, and elaborate on, aspects of the Oxford Centre by: 5.

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