A new edition of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics contains several thought-provoking articles on the ethics of animal research.
Is speciesism worse than racism? In a certain sense, yes, says the doyen of utilitarian philosophers.
A New York State judge has ordered Stony Brook University to justify its detention of two chimpanzees.
The Obama Administration has reacted swiftly to a scathing report on animal welfare at a Federal government laboratory in Nebraska
The argument about non-human personhood has surfaced once again – this time in a New York State Supreme Court.
Review of mental ability shows fish are on par with most animals
Oxford bioethicist Anders Sandberg asks whether software can suffer. If so, what are the ethics of creating, modifying and deleting it from our hard drives?
A new animal rights advertisement has sparked controversy in Germany. It vilifies an animal physiology researcher from the University of Bremen, and calls upon the public to treat researchers who experiment on animals with contempt.
Attorney Steven Wise defends his quest to gain legal standing and justice for animals in the US.
The government has refused to cap the number of experiments, but affirms its commitment to welfare.
Earlier this month an American animal rights group made a push to gain legal recognition for the personhood of non-animals.
A conference to be held at Yale University in December brings together animal rights activists and fans of human enhancement who are interested in the rights of robots and aliens.
Germany is a very big blip on the radar of BioEdge’s Reproductive Revolution Weirdness Watch this week.
An interview with Gary Francione, the world’s leading animal “abolitionist”.
Here’s something we missed about the uniqueness of human beings. In July the Francis Crick Memorial Conference, at Cambridge University, decided that we aren’t as exceptional as we once believed.
More chicken are killed by humans than any other land animal. This is morally wrong, argues an Australian bioethicist
Given that chimpanzees are so closely related to us, American researchers should allow them to be used in biomedical research only under stringent conditions, says a report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. These include the absence of any other suitable model and inability to ethically perform the research on people.
Experiments on chimpanzees have often horrified animal rights advocates and worried the medical community.
South Korean scientists have genetically engineered a dog which glows in the dark.
Mixing human and animal material should be approached with great caution, says the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in a report issued yesterday. But it recommends that some highly controversial experiments should be allowed to proceed, including modifying an animal’s brain to make it more human-like and the generation or propagation of functional human germ cells in animals.
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