Ethics & Animal Experimentation
Moral & religious (Christian & Jewish) aspects of debate over use of animals in science & research into human disease.
# 11386 | 2,700 words | 9 sources | 1996 |
Published on May 18, 2003 in Religion and Theology (Judaism) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , Research Designs (General) , Ethics (General)
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From the Paper:"The purpose of this research is to explore the issues involved in animal experimentation from the perspectives of theology and ethics. Christian and other religious viewpoints are considered, along with the specific body of ethics that has built up around biomedical research. Some fundamental questions are raised. What is humankind's relationship with the rest of the animal world? Do humans have moral responsibilities and obligations toward animals and, indeed, toward the natural environment of which humans are all a part? Should animals be used at all in biomedicine? Are there alternatives? Do animals have rights? Do they deserve to be treated humanely? What limits should be set in animal experimentation? What ethics should guide the use of animals in ..."
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