Ethics, Morality and Animal Biotechnology
Written in 1999, and published by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), this book looks at issues surrounding the ethical use of animals in the field of biotechnology.
The chapters in the book cover:
Current developments in animal biotechnology
• Why are genetically modified animals produced ?
• Why are animals used instead of genetically modified microbes or plants?
• UK Regulations
Moral and ethical concerns
• How can moral and ethical concerns be evaluated?
• Why do moral and ethical concerns matter ?
• Animal welfare and the moral community
• The extent of the animal kingdom
Intrinsic concerns about animal biotechnology
• Religious concerns
• Problems with Nature and naturalness
• Problems with animals
Extrinsic concerns about animal biotechnology
• Is animal biotechnology risky?
• Animal welfare
This book is suitable for teachers, as background information, for post-16 students, to supplement curriculum materials, and excerpts could be used with more able 14-16 year old students. It complements 'Ethics, Morality and Crop Biotechnology' written by Dr Roger Straughan and the Revd Dr Michael Reiss, and published by BBSRC in 1996.
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