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Societies 2015, 5(1), 220-244;

Against the Use of Knowledge Gained from Animal Experimentation

Department of Philosophy, Rhodes College, 2000 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112, USA
Academic Editor: Chloe Taylor
Received: 7 November 2014 / Revised: 9 March 2015 / Accepted: 11 March 2015 / Published: 23 March 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alimentary Relations, Animal Relations)
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While there exists considerable protest against the use of animals in experimentation, less protest is voiced against the use of knowledge gained from animal experimentation. Pulling from arguments against the use of Nazi data, I suggest that using knowledge gained from animal experimentation both disrespects animal victims and sustains the practice. It is thus pro tanto morally wrong. View Full-Text
Keywords: animal experimentation; knowledge gained from evil; Nazi data animal experimentation; knowledge gained from evil; Nazi data
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