by Tom Regan To outsiders, animal rights advocates look to be a strange lot. We don’t eat meat, avoid cosmetics tested on animals, and boycott Ringling Brothers. Drape ourselves in fur? Forget it. We don’t even wear leather or wool.
Category: Essays & Articles
By Tom Regan. Presented at the conference ‘From Darwin to Dawkins: The Science and Implications of Animal Sentience.’ Sponsored by Compassion in World Farming, London, England, March 17 and 18, 2005. Like many others here, I am a proponent of moral rights, including the moral rights of other-than-human animals. Moreover, as is also true of [...]
By Tom Regan Ten years have passed since Reuters (the News Service) carried a story with the headline: “Study finds tainted, drug resistant meats common.”
by Tom Regan Animals are used in laboratories for three main purposes: education, product safety testing, and experimentation, including medical research. Unless otherwise indicated, my discussion is limited to their use in harmful, nontherapeutic experimentation or research (which, for simplicity, I sometimes refer to as “vivisection”).