Topic: Animal Rights Lab Questions

UNIT ONE: Philosophy Lab Questions

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Lab Questions

Animal Rights  

Source – In Our Time / – © 1999 BBC

  1. Dr. Blakemore argues that the use of animals is utilitarian. What does he mean by this?
  2. Are animal experiments necessary, according to the speakers? Why or why not?
  3. What are some of the concerns with using animals in experiments? How is science responding to these concerns?
  4. Do animals have a sense of consciousness? Is consciousness necessary for the extension of rights?
  5. The speakers discuss the idea of drawing a line between animals that could be used or could not be used for experiments. Where would you draw the line? Are there characteristics that make an animal unsuitable for animal experimentation?
  6. Do humans have a moral responsibility toward animals, as Birke argues? Why or why not?

Framing the Epidemic

  1. What decision did you make in the first scenario? Why?
  2. What decision did you make in the second scenario? Why?
  3. What does this experiment teach us about the framing of problems?

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