Animal rights: a reference handbook by Clifford J. Sherry

By Clifford J. Sherry

Animal Rights increases either the ethical and functional questions inherent within the factor and examines how societies have reacted to animal checking out long ago. writer Clifford Sherry discusses the philosophical foundation of animal rights, offers the professionals and cons in their use for examine, experiences the problems surrounding animal rights, together with experimentation and animal harvesting, and provides the background of the difficulty, major federal laws, and arguments of activists on either side of the debate.Each quantity is easily prepared and written in language that's effortless to appreciate. next sections comprise biographical sketches of people who've assisted in shaping smooth attitudes towards experimentation; criminal files, legislation, and U.S. federal laws; an in depth directory of corporations and executive businesses; and bibliographies of chosen print and nonprint assets.

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In the first part of the fourth phase, selected medical centers and physicians are given the drug to administer to selected patients under careful supervision of the physician, who monitors the drug's efficacy. In the second part, physicians who prescribe the drug to the general patient population are asked to monitor their patients to determine the efficacy and potential toxicity of the drug under actual treatment conditions. It is vital to understand that no drug is free of toxicity or side effects.

He argues that the benefits of scientific research are real, but that they are ill gotten because they violate the rights of the individual (animal). This is true, Regan says, even if the research produces the best possible aggregate consequences. Thus, Regan uses the principles of justice and equality to develop a theory of moral rights for humans and animals, based on the inherent value of individuals, which are subjects of life. Despite their differences, Singer and Regan distinguish between animals and humans and maintain that animals are not equal to humans in all respects.

2. Animal welfareLaw and legislationUnited StatesHandbooks, manuals, etc. I. Title. II. Series. 3dc20 94-7168 ISBN 0-87436-733-6 00 99 98 97 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 ABC-CLIO, Inc. O. Box 1911 Santa Barbara, California 93116-1911 This book is printed on acid-free paper 8. Manufactured in the United States of America Page v To my wife, Nancy C. Sherry, who is my partner and best friend, and whose love I cherish most dearly Page vii Contents Preface xi Acknowledgments xvii 1Overview 1 Defining the Idea of Rights 3 Philosophical Basis of Animal Rights 3 Statistical Profile of Animal Uses 6 Animal Research: Pros and Cons 7 The Example of Epilepsy Research 8 The Tuskegee Experiment 11 How Surgeons Learn Surgery 12 The Education of Neurobiologists 12 Testing Potentially Dangerous Substances 15 Environmental Chemicals/Agents 15 Food Additives 17 Preclinical Drug Trials 17 Clinical Drug Trials 19 Vaccine Development 21 The Thalidomide Crisis 22 The Literature Search 24 Designing the Experiment 25 Defending the Protocol 27 Funding the Experiment 28 Defining the Experience of Pain 32 Theories of Pain Perception 35 Pain in Nonhuman Animals 36 Page viii What Is Acceptable Pain?

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