Faculty Advisor

Sanbonmatsu, John

Abstract

This report explores the ethical issues surrounding animal testing culture at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and in the broader bioscience and academic communities. Surveys and discussions were carried out to make observations on the animal testing culture. Another integral part of this project was the effort to establish a student-choice dissection policy as an attempt to change the culture at WPI for the better. The discussions throughout this paper center around the philosophical writings of animal rights advocates with our own critical thoughts. Recommendations for WPI are included in the concluding sections.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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