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# Mary, a veterinary student, has been assigned an experiment

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18. Mary, a veterinary student, has been assigned an experiment in mammalian physiology that would require her to take a healthy, anesthetized dog and subject it to a drastic blood loss in order to observe the physiological consequences of shock. The dog would neither regain consciousness nor survive the experiment. Mary decides not to do this assignment.

Maryâ€™s decision most closely accords with which one of the following principles?

(A) All other things being equal, gratuitously causing any animal to suffer pain is unjustified.
(B) Taking the life of an animal is not justifiable unless doing so would immediately assist in saving several animal lives or in protecting the health of a person.
(C) The only sufficient justification for experimenting on animals is that future animal suffering is thereby prevented.
(D) Practicing veterinarians have a professional obligation to strive to prevent the unnecessary death of an animal except in cases of severely ill or injured animals whose prospects for recovery are dim.
(E) No one is ever justified in acting with the sole intention of causing the death of a living thing, be it animal or human.
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11 May 2005, 00:59
(A) All other things being equal, gratuitously causing any animal to suffer pain is unjustified.

Out. The dog has been anesthetized and may not suffer pain.

(B) Taking the life of an animal is not justifiable unless doing so would immediately assist in saving several animal lives or in protecting the health of a person.

My Choice.

(C) The only sufficient justification for experimenting on animals is that future animal suffering is thereby prevented.

Out. The experiment may prevent the future suffering of dogs, so it's OK.

(D) Practicing veterinarians have a professional obligation to strive to prevent the unnecessary death of an animal except in cases of severely ill or injured animals whose prospects for recovery are dim.

Out. She is only a student, not a practicing veterinarian.

(E) No one is ever justified in acting with the sole intention of causing the death of a living thing, be it animal or human.

Out. Her intention was not to kill the dog. It was only a consequence of the experiment.

(B) for me.
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12 May 2005, 21:24
Mary`s professor is a quack! B.
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13 May 2005, 01:40
good explanation wenger

b for me too. i chose d before i realised that she wasnt a practicing veterinarian.

what if d said that she was a student.then which one wud be better?

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13 May 2005, 04:38
The OA is B.
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13 May 2005, 04:38
The OA is B.
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