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date: 06 December 2023

Islamic Bioethics: Animal Researchlocked

Islamic Bioethics: Animal Researchlocked

  • Magfirah Dahlan-TaylorMagfirah Dahlan-TaylorDepartment of Religion, Philosophy, and Political Science, Craven Community College

Summary

The current debate on the permissibility of animal research from an Islamic perspective stems from different assumptions on the status of animals. The view that begins with the assumption that humans are vicegerents of the rest of the living world and have the rights to use animals to the benefit of humans would find animal research to be permissible in general. Those on the other side of the debate emphasize the similarities between humans and other animals. It is expected that advances in genetic engineering will further problematize and blur this distinction, bringing up new ethical questions in turn.

Subjects

  • Islamic Studies
  • Religion and Science

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