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Comment 10 by mmurray How does "bred specifically for purpose" make an difference to monkeys? We used to breed slaves specifically for purpose. Did you read the book or see the movie Never let me go ? That was about humans cloned specifically for the purpose of having their organs harvested.

Well it doesn't make a differenec to the monkeys - they obviously don't know the purpose for which they were bred. But I wouldn't want to see the number of monkeys living in the wild dcrease as a result of experimentation.

If there were nothng ethically wrong with enslavement per se, but that we did think it wrong to take humans away from their previous lives against their will and make them slaves, than breeding them for the purpose of enslavement would negate that dilemma.

Not that enslavement is ethical, of course.

Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:43:06 UTC | #936369