ANIMAL RESEARCH SUBJECTS UNNECESSARY ANIMAL USE, PAIN AND SUFFERING Marilyn Keaney, DVM, PhD, LLB, LLM University Veterinarian and Director, Animal Care, Veterinary Services and Ethics ANIMAL RESEARCH SUBJECTS: UNNECESSARY ANIMAL USE PAIN & SUFFERING
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UNNECESSARY ANIMAL USE, PAIN AND SUFFERING
Marilyn Keaney, DVM, PhD, LLB, LLM
University Veterinarian and Director,
Animal Care, Veterinary Services and Ethics
1 Hakings, J., The Oxford Reference Dictionary (Oxford: Oxford University Printing House, 1986) at 202.
2 J.D.Morton, “The Function of Criminal Law” in D. Stuart & R.J. Delisle, Learning Canadian Criminal Law, 4th ed. (Scarborough: Carswell, 1993) at 140.
Is it the faculty of reason, or, perhaps the faculty of discourse?
But a full-grown horse or dog, is beyond comparison, a more rational, as well as a more conversible animal, than an infant of a day, or a week, or even a month, old.
But suppose the case were otherwise, what would it avail?the question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? But, Can they suffer?
conversely what are the rights of property ownership?
The Committee’s Chair is Dr. David Parry.
Its Terms of Reference are posted on the University’s website (research> key services> Animal Care, Veterinary Services and Ethics> Animal Care Committee>Terms of Reference).
This is required to permit the University to execute its legal obligations regarding animal use and care and to avoid exposure to legal liability of trespass on property (animals).