Toward an Antimaleficent Research Agenda
Drs. Hope Ferdowsian, Agustin Fuentes, L. Syd M Johnson, Barbara J. King, and Jessica Pierce
Over the past several decades, society has made advances in biomedical and behavior research ethics to reduce harms to human subjects of research.
However, despite significant increases in understanding the emotional and cognitive lives of nonhuman animals, scientists haven’t made any serious efforts to eliminate the harms of research on animals, or to advance the principles of justice for animals that have been advanced for humans.
This article, published in Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, summarizes the harms that using animals in research causes and outlines recommendations for transforming medical research so that it protects and benefits both humans and other animals.