The Regulation of Animal Research and the Emergence of Animal Ethics: A Conceptual History

  title={The Regulation of Animal Research and the Emergence of Animal Ethics: A Conceptual History},
  author={Bernard E. Rollin},
  journal={Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics},
  • B. Rollin
  • Published 26 August 2006
  • Psychology
  • Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
The history of the regulation of animal research is essentially the history of the emergence of meaningful social ethics for animals in society. Initially, animal ethics concerned itself solely with cruelty, but this was seen as inadequate to late 20th-century concerns about animal use. The new social ethic for animals was quite different, and its conceptual bases are explored in this paper. The Animal Welfare Act of 1966 represented a very minimal and in many ways incoherent attempt to… 

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