Animal Biotechnology and Ethics

  • Alan Holland
  • Andrew Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Alan Holland, Andrew Johnson
      Pages 1-9
  3. Scientific Procedures and their Applications

  4. The Social Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Caird E. Rexroad Jr
      Pages 85-91
    3. Joyce D’Silva
      Pages 92-102
    4. Andrew Johnson
      Pages 133-142
  5. Ethical and Conceptual Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. David E. Cooper
      Pages 145-155
    3. Bernard E. Rollin
      Pages 156-171
    4. Robin Attfield
      Pages 172-189
    5. Stephen R. L. Clark
      Pages 209-224
    6. Alan Holland
      Pages 225-240
  6. Policy and Regulation

  7. Concluding Essay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Michael Banner
      Pages 325-339
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 341-351

About this book


Advanced biomedical techniques such as genetic engineering are now used extensively in animal related research and development. As the pace of development has quickened, there has been growing public anxiety about the ethical issues involved. Animal Biotechnology and Ethics draws together in one book some of the leading themes and issues which have emerged in the recent debates surrounding biotechnology as applied to animals. With contributions from authors of many different viewpoints, the subject is given a thorough and balanced treatment.
Among those to whom the book will be of particular interest are practitioners of animal biotechnology, and those whose interest lies in assessing its credentials, such as philosophers and social or political scientists. It also has a great deal to interest policy-makers and pressure groups, as well as more general readers. The strong chapters on the legal and regulatory framework will make it useful to those involved in advising on company policy, patenting or litigation.


animals biotechnology development genetic engineering genetic modification transgen

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Holland
    • 1
  • Andrew Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyLancaster UniversityUK
  2. 2.CambridgeUK

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