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The human use of animals : case studies in ethical choice

Author: F Barbara Orlans
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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This volume of case studies on animal ethics deals with important social controversies involving the human use of animals and analyzes the moral issues involved. An 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.; The book is intended for bioethics courses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Human use of animals.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97008594
(OCoLC)36713036
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F Barbara Orlans
ISBN: 9780199759699 0199759693 128052975X 9781280529757
OCLC Number: 71804251
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 330 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""I: INTRODUCTION""; ""1. Moral Issues about Animals""; ""Morality and the Moral Community""; ""Animal Minds""; ""Darwin and Evolutionary Theory""; ""Moral Standing""; ""Moral Philosophies""; ""The Justification of Human Uses of Animals""; ""Alternatives and Committee Review""; ""Reasoning about Cases""; ""Conclusion""; ""II: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH""; ""2. Baboon-Human Liver Transplants: The Pittsburgh Case""; ""Historical Context""; ""Ethical Issues in the Use of Animals""; ""Ethical Issues in Human Experimentation and Health Policy""; ""Conclusion"" ""3. Head Injury Experiments on Primates at the University of Pennsylvania""""History of the Head Trauma Studies""; ""Delays and Compromises""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""4. Patenting Animals: The Harvard ""Oncomouse""""; ""Historical Context""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""Conclusion""; ""5. What Does the Public Have a Right to Know?""; ""Issues about Access to Meetings""; ""Legal Reasoning in Test Cases""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""Conclusion""; ""III: COSMETIC SAFETY TESTING""; ""6. Beauty Without the Beast""; ""The Nature and Justification of Testing"" ""Stakeholders in Controversies over the Use of Animals""""Ethical Issues""; ""Conclusion""; ""IV: BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH""; ""7. Apes and Language: Washoe and Her Successors""; ""Washoe's History""; ""Did Washoe Learn a Language?""; ""Language Acquisition in Other Primates""; ""Recent Assessments in Ape Language Studies""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""8. Can Animal Aggression Be Studied in an Ethical Manner?""; ""The Elwood-Ostermeyer Project""; ""The Evolution of Ethical Concern""; ""Scientific Issues""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""Conclusion""; ""9. Monkeys Without Mothers""; ""Harlow and His Monkeys"" ""Raising Monkeys Without Mothers as an Investigative Procedure""""Ethical Issues""; ""V: WILDLIFE RESEARCH""; ""10. The Death of a Vagrant Bird""; ""Killing and Collecting""; ""The Purpose and Value of Ornithological Museum Collections""; ""The Purpose and Value of Birding""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""Conclusion""; ""VI: EDUCATION""; ""11. Dissection of Frogs: The Jenifer Graham Case""; ""Legislation, Courts, and the Professions""; ""History and Current Practice of Dissection""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""Conclusion""; ""VII: FOOD AND FARMING""; ""12. Force-Feeding of Geese"" ""The Nature of Force-Feeding""""A Controversy at Iroquois Brands""; ""Statements from Animal Welfare Groups""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""13. Veal Crates and Human Palates""; ""The Veal Trade and Methods of Production""; ""The Protests""; ""The Interested Parties""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""14. Fowl Deeds""; ""The Broiler Chicken Industry""; ""Problems of Health and Welfare""; ""Ethical Issues""; ""VIII: COMPANION ANIMALS""; ""15. Should the Tail Wag the Dog?""; ""Historical, Medical, and Legal Aspects of Docking""; ""Interested Parties and the Political Landscape""
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This volume contains 16 case studies on the social controversies and moral issues surrounding the human use of animals. Topics include the use of animals in research, testing and education, as food,  Read more...

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

 
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