Ethical Debate on Animal Research

  • Abu Sadat Mohammad Nurunnabi Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics Student, Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Rokhsana Dil Afroz Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College, Dhaka
  • Salman Nur Alam Graduate Student, Department of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka
Keywords: animal research, animal testing, vivisection, ethical debate, care, use of animals

Abstract

Animal research or animal testing is done worldwide, where vertebrate animals, from zebrafish to non-human primates, millions in number are used annually. The practice is regulated to various degrees in different countries. Scientists and science authorities still have their arguments to justify animal testing. However, dialogues and protests are also evident against it. Awareness and campaign in recent years has made scientists and governments make statement that animal testing should cause as little suffering to animals as possible and that animal tests should only be performed where necessary. We should also look into the matter deeply and compassionately.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/bioethics.v4i3.17373

Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics 2013; 4(3):11-18

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2013-12-20
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Nurunnabi, A., Afroz, R., & Alam, S. (2013). Ethical Debate on Animal Research. Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics, 4(3), 11-18. https://doi.org/10.3329/bioethics.v4i3.17373
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