"Neither Aquinas nor Fletcher would object to animal testing" Discuss.

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  • "Neither Aqunias nor Fletcher would object to animal testing." Discuss
    • Food/intensive farming
      • Natural Law/ Aqunias
        • Leads to an ordered Society as there is less starvation
        • Deontological - the act of intensive farming is good as it makes more food so we don't need to worry about the consequences.
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      • Situation Ethics/ Fletcher
        • Not the most loving thing to do for animals as they are killed and kept in cramped conditions
        • Helps feed millions of people and keeps them alive which is the most loving thing to do.
    • Medical Experiments
      • Natural Law/ Aquinas
        • Good for primary precept of preservation of life so he would accept it.
        • Deontological- so as the act of deforming animals is wrong, it doesn't matter that it saves lives
      • Situation Ethics
        • Most loving thing to do as could help cure diseases
        • If experiments are for anti-drugs medication then it is not the most loving thing to do as humans chose to take drugs.
    • Blood Sports
      • Natural Law/ Aquinas
        • Doesn't lead to an ordered society so is bad.
        • Deontological- so the act of killing animals for fun is wrong regardless of how much people enjoy it.
      • Situation Ethics/ Fletcher.
        • Not the most loving thing to kill and torture an animal.
    • Organs for transplants
      • Natural Law/ Aquinas
        • Preserves life for humans so it is fine.
        • Deontological- so the act of saving humans is good it doesn't matter if the animal is harmed.
      • Situation Ethics/ Fletcher
        • Loving thing to save a life but you are killing an animal.
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