Does desensitisation cause acceptance of animal testing & suffering?
As a society, we care for animals and are sympathetic to their pain. However, in the science sphere, we are more likely to overlook severe suffering because of the perceived benefits of animal testing.
Dr. Rebekah Humphreys argues that we have an obligation to end severe animal suffering. And, thanks to animal-free in vitro tests that are now available, we can.
Dr Rebekah Humphreys is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Her research interests include animal ethics and environmental ethics, particularly in relation to animal cognition and ethology.
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