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The Ethics of Animal ResearchExploring the Controversy$
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Jeremy R. Garrett

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017060

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017060.001.0001

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Ethics and Animal Research

Ethics and Animal Research

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The Ethics of Animal Research
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Bernard E. Rollin

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017060.003.0002

This chapter argues that progress in the debate requires confronting scientific ideology, the set of basic, uncriticized assumptions presuppositional to twentieth-century science—in particular, that science is “ethics-free.” It contends that failing to treat invasive animal studies as constrained by ethical standards is detrimental to animal welfare, and leads to bad science. This chapter indicates that the denial of the relevance of ethics to science was taught both explicitly and implicitly. It addresses the moral issues in animal research. It presents two paradigmatic examples: pain control and housing in animals.

Keywords:   ethical standards, animal welfare, science, ethics, animal research, pain control, housing

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