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World day for laboratory animals
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17 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marti Kheel
The following speech was given in Berkeley on 1997’s World Day for Laboratory Animals. Activists had been concerned for two decades with the fate of Langur monkeys at U. C. Berkeley. As of the date …
Human and animal intelligence: A question of degree and responsibility
17 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): John Hummer
Until recently there have been pitifully few attempts by humans to communicate with and "learn the wisdom of" our fellow beings on Earth. But is it possible for us to learn the "language" and the …
The ethics of animal research. Talking Point on the use of animals in scientific research
17 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Simon Festing, Robin Wilkinson
Animal research has had a vital role in many scientific and medical advances of the past century and continues to aid our understanding of various diseases. Throughout the world, people enjoy a …
Review of Animal Rights and Human Morality
17 Dec 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dale Jamieson
Professor Rollin is well known to readers of this journal, at least by name and reputation. He has logged more miles and spoken to more people on behalf of animals more than any other philosopher I …
Creating Fido's twin: can pet cloning be ethically justified
31 Aug 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Autumn Fiester
Taken at face value, pet cloning may seem at best a frivolous practice, costly both to the cloned pet's health and its owner's pocket. At worst, its critics say, it is misguided and unhealthy - way …
Do chimpanzees have expectations about reward presentaton following correct performance on computerized cognitive testing?
31 Aug 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Michael J. Beran
To investigate whether 2 chimpanzees had expectations regarding the outcome of their responses on a computerized task, food reward that typically was given for correct responses was withheld on …
Genetically engineering human-animal chimeras and lives worth living
31 Aug 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dennis R. Cooley
Genetic engineering often generates fear of out of control scientists creating Frankenstein creatures that will terrorize the general populace, especially in the cases of human-animal chimeras. While …
Human-nonhuman chimeras: A regulatory proposal on the blurring of species lines
30 Aug 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Nicole E. Kopinski
The chimera of modern biotechnology is defined broadly as a single organism composed of a mixture of materials from two or more organisms possessing distinct genetic backgrounds. Unlike the United …
Relacao homem-animal e bem-estar do cao domiciliado
12 Jun 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Sheila Andrade Ferreira, Ivan Barbosa Machado Sampaio
O objetivo principal deste estudo foi verificar alguns aspectos da associação entre a relação homem-animal e o bem-estar do cão. Foram estabelecidas as relações funcionais entre as …
One health one medicine one world: Co-joint of animal and human medicine with perspectives, a review
05 Apr 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): C Mersha, F Tewodros, Anjum Sherasiya (editor)
Human and veterinary medicine have many commonalities. The split into distinct disciplines occurred at different times in different places. In Europe, the establishment of the first veterinary …
Cognitive relatives yet moral strangers?
25 Feb 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Judith Benz-Schwarzburg, Andrew Knight
This article provides an empirically based, interdisciplinary approach to the following two questions: Do animals possess behavioral and cognitive characteristics such as culture, language, and a …
The moral status of mice
09 Feb 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harold Herzog
In a Panglossian "best of all possible worlds," the codes of morality are simple as well as just, but in reality, those interested in moral philosophy soon find themselves treading murky waters. This …
Reliability of protocol reviews for animal research
09 Feb 2012 | Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Scott Plous, Harold Herzog
Over the past 20 years, the reliability of scientific peer-review judgments has been a topic of frequent debate and scrutiny. However, one area of peer review that has not received much empirical …