Animal Rights v Animal Research--A Modest Proposal - Bernstein

Animal Rights v Animal Research--A Modest Proposal - Bernstein

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BMJ Publishing Group Animal Rights v Animal Research: A Modest Proposal Author(s): Joseph Bernstein Source: JournalofMedicalEthics, Vol. 22, No. 5 (Oct., 1996), pp. 300-301 Published by: BMJ Publishing Group Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27717816 . Accessed: 15/08/2011 16:55 . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact support@jstor.org. BMJ Publishing Group is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Journal of Medical Ethics. http://www.jstor.org
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Journal of Medical Ethics 1996; 22: 300-301 Animal rights v animal research: a modest proposal Joseph Bernstein University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA Abstract The practical problem of assuaging the opponents of animal research may be solved without formally addressing (or resolving) the underlying ethical questions of the debate. Specifically, a peaceful boycott of the "fruits " of animal research may lead to a wider cessation of such research, than, say, vocal or even violent protest. To assist those who might wish to participate in such a boycott - and, moreover, to critically inform them of the implications of their actions - I offer a modest proposal: the use of an "animal research advance directive ", a form which enumerates precisely which "fruits of research " are declined. Many people love animals. Some animal lovers, though, in the name of their love, oppose the use of any animals in any medical research, regardless of the care given, regardless of the cause. Of
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