Animal Experimentation and the Argument from Limited Resources

Between the Species 7 (2):90-95 (1991)
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Animal rights activists are often accused of caring more about animals than about human beings. How, it is asked, can activists condemn the use of animals in biomedical research—research that improves human health and saves human lives? In this article, I argue that even if animal experimentation might eventually provide cures for many serious diseases, given the present state of the world, we are not justified supporting this research; rather, we ought to devote our limited resources to other forms of humanitarian assistance.

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Charles K. Fink
Miami Dade College


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