Animal Research Ethics: Evolving Views and Practices
Research involving animals has been a cornerstone of medical progress for more than two centuries. For much of that time, it has also met with moral objections because of the suffering it can cause the animals. Though animal welfare laws in the United States and abroad have reduced the number of animals used in biomedical research and ameliorated their pain, ethical concerns remain, and it is not only animal rights groups that have them, but also veterinarians, physicians, policy-makers, ethicists, and biomedical researchers themselves. There are strong indications that the nature of the arguments about animal research is changing in fundamental and profound ways. New initiatives in the United States are seeking alternatives to animal testing. This special report, the product of a Hastings Center project on the changing views of animal research ethics, contains commentaries from people with different perspectives and areas of expertise. The special report is available for free here.
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Bernard E. Rollin
D. Eugene Redmond, Jr.
Kathleen M. Conlee and Andrew N. Rowan
Stephen R. Latham