Category Research Ethics

Confronting a manifest injustice: toward chimpanzee rights

Andrew Fenton reflects on Judge Fahey’s recent concurring opinion on the Nonhuman Rights Project’s efforts to get two captive chimpanzees to sanctuary.

Philosophers’ Brief on Chimpanzee Personhood

Andrew Fenton and L. Syd M Johnson report on the recent public release of an amicus brief supporting chimpanzee personhood, created by 17 philosophers as a part of the Nonhuman Rights Project’s efforts to get two captive chimpanzees to a sanctuary.

An Animal Bioethicist in Seattle

Andrew Fenton voices concerns about invisible unnecessary harm to non-human animals and a cost of ethical inconsistency.

Human genome editing: We should all have a say

Françoise Baylis stresses that decisions about the modification of the human germline should not be made without broad societal consultation.

The lure of human-animal chimera research

Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell call for moral reflection on the primacy of capacities for determining the moral status of non-human animals used in human-animal chimera research.

They Can’t Say No: Ebola & Quarantined Soldiers

Sheena M. Eagan Chamberlin calls attention to the limited autonomy of military personnel regarding mandatory quarantine following the Ebola crisis.