It therefore also enhances our own experiences, develops our moral imagination, and helps us to become more sensitive perceivers.
A more satisfying reply would have us adopt what might be called a multi-factor perspective, one that takes into account the kinds of interest that are possible for certain kinds of morally considerable beings, the content of interests of the beings in question, their relative weight, and the context of those who have them.
If the chances are very high that experimenting on one human, who is a far superior experimental animal when it comes to human disease, can prevent great suffering or death in many humans, then the utilitarian may, if side effects are minimal, condone such an experiment.
The struggle against this tyranny is a struggle as important as any of the moral and social issues that have been fought over in recent years. Walker, Rebecca L. There were 18 dogs, three cats and a variety of goats, ferrets, pigeons and rabbits.
Some manufactures of cosmetics and household products still conduct painful and useless tests on live animals, even though no law requires them to do so.
My perception of the moral landscape and where I and the other animals were situated in it shifted. This philosophy therefore is totally opposed to military aggression.