Morality and animal experimentation in medical research (Y. Theodorou)


Yiannis Theodorou


Science, Animals, Jurisprudence, Medical research, Morals and law, Vivisection


Challenges the arguments of Peter Singer for a total ban on animal experiments, and suggests why a limited use of animals in medical research is morally acceptable. Criticises key elements of Singer’s stance, sets out the morally relevant attributes which distinguish humans from other species and considers the factors which give intrinsic value to any human life despite its physical condition. Discusses when animal experiments should be permissible, the current legal position in the UK , the arguments for and against such experimentation, and how such experiments may be minimised.


(2005) 12 UCL Jurisprudence Review 63-79


Morality and animal experimentation in medical research