Choosing to Favor Animals

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Science  08 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5399, pp. 181
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5399.181

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The Human Use of Animals Case Studies in Ethical Choices. F. Barbara Orlans, Tom L. Beauchamp, Rebecca Dresser, David B. Morton, John P. Gluck. Oxford University Press, New York, 1998. 342 pp. $55. ISBN 0-19-511907-X. Paper, $26. ISBN 0-19-511908-8.

This collection of papers is offered as an examination of how far it is ethically justifiable to harm animals in order to benefit humans. The reviewer finds the examination is not balanced, with many of the authors believing that such use of animals is morally wrong.