Alastair Norcross's Puppies, Pigs And Animals

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Alastair Norcross points out that animal suffering is an inexcusable action which cannot be rationalized or explained. Through a variety of anecdotes, refuting arguments and rationalization, he condemns those who allow the continued pain of animals in Puppies, Pigs and People. He would certainly do the same in the case of the Vancouver Aquarium, which enjoys a host of sea creatures that are used for a variety of means. In this paper, I will examine his arguments and appeal to the doctrine of double effect in order to justify the use of dolphins and beluga whales for scientific research. Norcross begins his argument by detailing a gruesome story of a man who tortures and kills puppies for his personal means. This is analogous to the Vancouver

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