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The Ethics of Animal Research

They say you shouldn’t kill animals just to wear them, but how do you feel about the killing of animals for medical research? Some 120,000 animals used for medical research at Ireland’s top universities have been killed since 2020. Rats, mice, rabbits, frogs, guinea pigs and even exotic fish have been killed while researching cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular and Crohn’s.  But can the killing of animals for human medical benefit be ethically justified?  Sean was joined by Grahan Finlay, Professor of Ethics at UCD to discuss

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13.58 26 Sep 2023


The Ethics of Animal Research


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They say you shouldn’t kill animals just to wear them, but how do you feel about the killing of animals for medical research? Some 120,000 animals used for medical research at Ireland’s top universities have been killed since 2020. Rats, mice, rabbits, frogs, guinea pigs and even exotic fish have been killed while researching cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular and Crohn’s.  But can the killing of animals for human medical benefit be ethically justified? 

Sean was joined by Grahan Finlay, Professor of Ethics at UCD to discuss


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