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Cloning of Animals in Genetic Research: Ethical and Religious Issues

  1. Andrew Linzey,
  2. Ara Barsam

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005658

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How to Cite

Linzey, A. and Barsam, A. 2006. Cloning of Animals in Genetic Research: Ethical and Religious Issues. eLS. .

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  1. Oxford University, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

There are major ethical and religious objections to the cloning of animals in genetic research. Chief among these are the violation of the intrinsic worth of animals, the use of animals as though they had only an instrumentalist value and, not least of all, the substantial harm caused to individual sentients.

Keywords:

  • cloning;
  • ethics;
  • theology;
  • sentiency;
  • animal welfare;
  • animal rights;
  • utilitarianism;
  • instrumentalism