The Fellowship of Life
a Christian-based vegetarian network founded in 1973

 

'Animal Ethics' series: 2 New Titles
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Palgrave Macmillan (publishers) have announced the release of two further studies in partnership with the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

In The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments, bio-ethicist and veterinarian Andrew Knight examines the utilitarian ethics of animal experimentation, providing unprecedented insights into the contributions of animal experimentation to human healthcare, and the extent to which laboratory animals suffer. "When considering costs and benefits overall”, he states, “one cannot reasonably conclude that the benefits accruing to human patients or consumers, or to those motivated by scientific curiosity or profit, exceed the costs incurred by animals subjected to scientific procedures. On the contrary, the evidence indicates that actual human benefit is rarely – if ever – sufficient to justify such costs.”

In Animals and Social Work: A Moral Introduction, Dr Thomas Ryan, a practicing social worker, will argue that since the early twentieth century the discipline of social work has demonstrated a thoroughgoing moral indifference to the needs and well being of our fellow animals. His upcoming book will focus on the key question - is this indifference morally justifiable?.  

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