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Laura Fernández publishes a paper in Revista de Bioética y Derecho

Laura Fernández publishes a paper in Revista de Bioética y Derecho

09.10.2019

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CritiCC member Laura Fernández has published a paper in Revista de Bioética y Derecho. The paper is titled "¿Máquinas biotecnológicas o seres sintientes? Una aproximación antiespecista de la clonación de animales no humanos" (Biotecnological machines or sentient beings? An antispeciesist approach to nonhuman animal cloning). 

Abstract: 

Animal cloning and transgenesis are growing biotechnological practices, not at all exempt from ethical problems regarding the use they make of non-human animals. This article examines the different areas of application of animal cloning (medical-pharmaceutical, food industry, recreating of extinct species, cloning of companion animals and the art and sport industries) and reviews the main ethical arguments that question cloning and animal transgenesis from an  antispeciesist perspective. This perspective argues that non-human animals deserve moral consideration as subjects of meaningful lives, and not only as means for the achievement of human ends. 

Keywords: Animal cloning; animal transgenesis; speciesism; anthropocentrism; violence; animal ethics; biotechnology.

 

Full reference: http://revistes.ub.edu/index.php/RBD/article/view/26850 

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