We should not allow dissection of animals

Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 8 (2):181-189 (1995)
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This essay argues against routine dissection exercises on animals under three headings. First, attaining goals of general scientific education does not require dissection. The training of specialists, in whose vocations dissection skills are essential, could then be accomplished without killing animals specifically for the purpose of acquiring those skills. Second, killing and dissecting animals for unnecessary exercises teaches students bad attitudes toward animal life. Third, moral principles cannot justify killing and dissecting animals but not humans; consequently, such treatment of animals is prejudiced exploitation of the weak by the strong.

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The Question of Animal Awareness.Donald R. Griffin - 1983 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 34 (4):399-403.

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