Ethics of Animal Use

Author: Peter Sandøe,Stine B. Christiansen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118691199

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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An interesting and accessible introduction to ethical issues raisedby various forms of human use of animals. This textbook avoidsmoral lecturing and presents a range of ethical viewpoints withoutdefending or applying any specific stance. Readers are encouragedand provoked to reflect for themselves, and to sharpen their ownpoints of view regarding the ethical limits on our use of animals.They will also gain further understanding of the views held byother people. Early chapters of this interdisciplinary book cover changes overtime in our view of animals, the principles of animal ethics, anddifferent views of what counts as a good animal life. Laterchapters apply the conceptual tools to specific issues including:food animal production, advanced veterinary treatment of pets,control of infectious diseases, wildlife management, as well as theuse of animals in research. Specifically designed for students of veterinary medicine,animal science, welfare and behaviour, and veterinary nursing. Alsoof interest to those wanting to combine an up-to-date,science-based account of animal issues with clear-headed moralreflection. "The book covers an impressive range of topics with accuracy andfairness. Despite its ambitious scope, the authors have achievedremarkable unity in the book, and have produced a book that is easyand pleasant to read. Their work will surely provide a major toolfor rationalizing the debate about the ethics of animal use, and Icommend them for their invaluable contribution." From the Forewordby Professor Bernard Rollin, Colorado State University.
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Companion Animal Ethics

Author: Peter Sandøe,Sandra Corr,Clare Palmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118376692

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Companion Animal Ethics explores the important ethical questions and problems that arise as a result of humans keeping animals as companions. The first comprehensive book dedicated to ethical and welfare concerns surrounding companion animals Scholarly but still written in an accessible and engaging style Considers the idea of animal companionship and why it should matter ethically Explores problems associated with animals sharing human lifestyles and homes, such as obesity, behavior issues, selective breeding, over-treatment, abandonment, euthanasia and environmental impacts Offers insights into practical ways of improving ethical standards relating to animal companions
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Veterinary and Animal Ethics

Proceedings of the First International Conference on Veterinary and Animal Ethics, September 2011

Author: Christopher Wathes,Sandra Corr,Stephen May,Steven McCulloch,Martin Whiting

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118384318

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The first International Conference on Veterinary and AnimalEthics (ICVAE) held in September 2011 saw leading experts fromacross the world come together to discuss the most important issuesof animal welfare in contemporary veterinary practice and research.This is the extended proceedings of that conference, enabling allthose interested in this increasingly significant subject tobenefit from the insights of those discussions. The conference was divided into four sessions: Principles ofveterinary and animal ethics; Justifying ends - the morality ofanimal use; Ethical analyses of animal use; and Cultural,political, legal and economic considerations. Each sessioncontained four or five papers, and these are presented here infull, as well as the transcribed question and answer sessions atthe end of each paper, and a short post-presentation reflectionfrom each author. Also included is the debate on the motion‘Is it better to have lived and lost than never to have livedat all?’ which records three prepared responses to thequestion as well as registrants’ comments from the floor. KEY FEATURES • Contributions from the leading thinkers in veterinaryand animal ethics today • Includes stimulating, challenging, thought-provoking andsometimes controversial discussions • Addresses key questions on the role of the veterinarian andthe morality of animal use, as well as our impact on wildlife • Provides guidance on the practical application of ethicalprinciples and the problems encountered Published as part of the UFAW Animal Welfare book series. See ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a formore details.
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Applied Ethics in Animal Research

Philosophy, Regulation, and Laboratory Applications

Author: John P. Gluck,Tony DiPasquale,F. Barbara Orlans

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557531377

Category: Nature

Page: 188

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This volume is a collection of chapters all contributed by individuals who have presented their ideas at conferences and who take moderate stands with the use of animals in research. Specifically the chapters bear of the issues of: notions of the moral standings of animals, history of the methods of argumentation, knowledge of the animal mind, nature and value of regulatory structures, how respect for animals can be converted from theory to action in the laboratory. The chapters have been tempered by open discussion with individuals with different opinions and not audiences of true believers. It is the hope of all, that careful consideration of the positions in these chapters will leave reader with a deepened understanding--not necessarily a hardened position.
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Animal Ethics in Animal Research

Author: Helena Röcklinsberg,Mickey Gjerris,I Anna S. Olsson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108356222

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

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The use of animals in research has always been surrounded by ethical controversy. This book provides an overview of the central ethical issues focusing on the interconnectedness of science, law and ethics. It aims to make theoretical ethical reasoning understandable to non-ethicists and provide tools to improve ethical decision making on animal research. It focuses on good scientific practice, the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement), ethical theories applied to specific cases and an overview of regulatory issues. The book is co-authored by experts in animal research, animal welfare, social sciences, law and ethics, and provides both animal researchers and members of animal ethics committees with knowledge that can facilitate their work and communication with stakeholders and the public. The book is written to provide knowledge, not to argue a certain position, and is intended to be used in training that aims to fulfil EU Directive 2010/63/EU.
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Animals, Ethics and Trade

The Challenge of Animal Sentience

Author: Joyce D'Silva,Jacky Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136571698

Category: Nature

Page: 312

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Modern urban life cuts us off from direct connection with the animal world, yet daily the lives of millions of animals are affected by what we consume and wear and what we trade in. The use of animals for food, labour and pleasure pursuits has long been justified with the assumption that unlike humans, animals aren't fully sentient beings. In recent years, however, science has revealed an astonishing array of complex animal behaviour, and scientists and policy makers now accept that the animals we make use of are indeed conscious, with preferences and intentions. The implications for our culture of factory farming, fast food and rainforest liquidation are staggering. In this powerful book, internationally renowned experts on animal behaviour and agriculture such as Jane Goodall, Tim Lang and Vandana Shiva are brought together with ethicists, religious scholars, international industry and regulators for the first time to debate these critical issues and tackle the profound implications of animal sentience. The first sections discuss scientific and ethical perspectives on the consciousness, emotions and mental abilities of animals. Later sections address how human activities such as science, law, religion, farming, food production, trade, development and education respect or ignore animals' sentience and welfare, and review the options for changes in our policies, our practices and our thinking. The result is nothing less than a stark and necessary look into the heart of humanity and the ethics that govern our animal powered society.
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Animals and Ethics

An Overview of the Philosophical Debate

Author: Angus Taylor

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115696

Category: Philosophy

Page: 214

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"A previous edition of this book appeared under the title Magpies, Monkeys, and Morals. The new edition has been updated throughout. Substantial new material has been added to the text, including discussions of virtue ethics and Rawlsian contractarianism. The bibliography has been significantly enlarged and now includes more than five hundred entries."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Ethics of Animal Experimentation

A Critical Analysis and Constructive Christian Proposal

Author: Donna Yarri

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198040156

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The ethical treatment of animals has become an issue of serious moral concern. Many people are challenging long-held assumptions about animals and raising questions about their status and treatment. What is the relationship between humans and animals? Do animals have moral standing? Do we have direct or indirect duties to animals? Does human benefit always outweigh animal suffering? The use of animals for experimentation raises all of these questions in a particularly insistent way. Donna Yarri gives an overview of the current state of the discussion, and presents an argument for significantly restricted animal experimentation. Pointing to the similarities between humans and animals, she argues that the actual differences are differences of degree rather than kind. Animal cognition and animal sentiency together are the basis for the claim that experimental animals do have rights. Examining arguments in the disciplines of ethology, philosophy, science, and theology, Yarri makes a case for placing substantial restrictions on animal experimentation. Grounding her examination in Christian theology, she formulates a more humane approach to animal experimentation. She concludes with a concrete burden-benefit analysis that can serve as the foundation for informed decision-making. 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 features in an increasing number of scientific endeavors, it is an ethical issue that requires our immediate attention. Yarri's unique contribution forges a path toward an ethical practice of animal experimentation.
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