More than 100 million animals suffer and die in the us every year in cruel chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics tests as well as in medical training exercises and curiosity-driven medical experiments at universities. Revision video covering the issues of animal testing medical ethics - christian attitudes towards the use of animals in medical research. The ethics of animal research: two views the case for animal experimentation an evolutionary and ethical perspective michael allen fox university of california press, berkeley, 1986 276 pp $1895. Animal experimentation a difficult issue in 1997 dr jay vacanti and his team grew an ear on the back of a mouse animal experiments are widely used to develop new medicines and to test the safety. The church recognises the need for animals to be used in certain research to improve medical understanding, veterinary or behavioural knowledge, and to test for the safety of chemicals, and understands tat such testing is a requirement of law.
Religion's regressive hold on animal rights issues of an indian company's proposal to build an animal research laboratory in his state establish animal testing facilities in countries. Animal research works because: animal testing has helped to develop vaccines against diseases like rabies, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and tb some christians oppose animal research because: “the most controversial area of animal exploitation for quakers is that of medical experimentation there are many quaker doctors and some. The medical research council applies the three rs in funding animal research: reducing the number used in study, replacing animals in experiments, and refining tests to minimise suffering.
The ethics of animal experimentation by stephanie liou 06 jul, 2010 animal research , research and hd , research basics many medical research institutions make use of non-human animals as test subjects. Modern and pro-animal thinking modern christian thinking about animals modern christians believe they are 'stewards' modern christian thinking is largely sympathetic to animals and less willing to accept that there is an unbridgeable gap between animals and human beings.
Animal experimentation a difficult issue the use of animals in medical research, 2001 while you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able. Although christians must reject any ideology that elevates animals to human status, the question of what constitutes justifiable animal rights is a legitimate issue, and one that christians must seriously grapple with from a biblical perspective i believe the animal rights issue is a moral issue and therefore a legitimate cause.
And because christians are obligated to treat animals according to divine precepts, it is also a theological issue so the starting point for developing a biblical concept of animal rights is to explore god’s perspective on wild and domesticated animals. Practical issues things to do religion and animals a christian view on animal testing october 2, 2004 st margaret's, westminster wrote a piece arguing that medical research was the only morally defensible reason for causing suffering to animals hunting, he said, inflicts stress and pain simply in the pursuit of human pleasure.
The moral status of invasive animal research by bernard e rollin during the 1970s and 1980s, two veterinarians and i conceptualized, drafted, and ultimately, in 1985, persuaded congress to pass federal legislation assuring some minimal concern on the part of researchers for the welfare of laboratory animals [1. Medical science has a longstanding heritage of animal experimentation today we reap undoubted benefits from the efforts of our forefathers, with advances like the salk vaccine against poliomyelitis standing tribute to the successes of the past. Animals used for experimentation right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside barren cages in laboratories across the country.
The leading modern christian writer on animal rights is andrew linzey linzey believes god's love is intended not just for human beings but for all creatures linzey teaches that christians should treat every sentient animal according to its intrinsic god-given worth, and not according to its usefulness to human beings. Animals used for experimentation right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside barren cages in laboratories across the country they languish in pain, ache with loneliness, and long to be free.