Most of the current books dealing with animal
welfare and experimentation promote one-sided arguments. A smaller
number delve into philosophical arguments so abstract as to be
meaningless to anyone other than a philosopher. A very few provide
balanced coverage of arguments, pro or con, on the use of animals for
human gain. The Human Use of Animals is such a book.
The authors represent a wide range of disciplines—ethics, law,
medicine, philosophy, behavioral psychology, public policy, and
veterinary science. They are F. Barbara Orlans, PhD, and Tom L.
Beauchamp, PhD, both from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown
University; Rebecca Dresser, JD, of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; David B. Morton,
BVSc, PhD, MRCVS, Department of Biomedical Science and Ethics at the
University of Birmingham (England) Medical School; and John P. Gluck,
PhD, Department of Psychology at the University of New Mexico.
Animal Experimentation. JAMA. 1999;281(4):385–386. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-4-jbk0127
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