Discussing Animal Rights and Animal Research in the Classroom

Harold A. Herzog
1990 Teaching of psychology  
There is growing controversy over the ethics of using animals in biomedical and behavioral research. This article reviews two prominent philosophical justificationsdescribes an exercise that facilitates class discussion of animal research issues. Students simulate participation on an institutional animal care committee and decide whether a sm'es of hypothetical experiments will be albwed. Students reported that the exercise sharpened their awareness of this issue and of the complexity of making
more » ... omplexity of making ethical decisions.
doi:10.1207/s15328023top1702_3 pmid:11650932 fatcat:h35hpme77febbcacwmoylicj7a