Decisional Authority and Animal Research Subjects

Authored by: Andrew Fenton

The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds

Print publication date:  July  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138822887
eBook ISBN: 9781315742250
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My position is simply stated. Animal research ethics should take the question of the decisional authority of other intensely social cognitive animals very seriously. But for a few exceptions I will introduce later, we should not include, or continue to use, an intensely social cognitive animal who expresses sustained dissent in the course of research (Fenton 2014).

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