The Human Use of Animals: Case studies in ethical choice

Tom L. Beauchamp, F. Barbara Orlans, Rebecca Dresser

Anno: 2008
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 304 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 235 x 155 mm
Peso: 438 gr.
  • EAN: 9780195340198
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The Human Use of Animals reports the facts about some of the most compelling and difficult issues about animal welfare that confront society today. Fully revised and with four new chapters, the 16 case studies in the present volume explore a variety of controversies about the human uses of animals that have emerged over the last 40 years or so. The book begins with a lengthy exploration of applicable ethical theory. It then presents the facts of the 16 cases, followed in each case by analysis of pertinent theoretical and practical ethical issues. This volume offers a discussion of controversies within a range of contexts that includes biomedical, behavioural, and wildlife research, cosmetic safety testing, education, entertainment (zoos and circuses), the food industry, commerce, companion animals and animal uses in religious practices.