GE “Food” Animals Worksheet

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GE
“Food” Animals

Worksheet


Q1


Is it (generally)

unethical to create or modify species using genetic
engineering?


What are the most relevant and morally significant
considerations?


G
-

God

-

D
iscuss how religion is/isn’t relevant
.

N
-

Keeping nature “na
tural”
-

Discuss whether that’s important.

T


Telos


Must respect actual telos, but may create new ones (Rollin)

U
-

Utilitarian

-

how do utilitarians look at
the issue of
GE animals?

R


Rights


from a rights standpoint, is there a p
roblem with GE animals?

I
-

Integrity
*

(Bovenke
rk)


Does it matter?

D


Disgust


If GE animals disgust us, does that tell us anything?

X
-

what else?

_______________

Y


what else? ________________


What’s relevant and important?_____
________________


Your answer to Q1 (circle one): YES NO


Q2


Assuming answer to Q1 is NO
, are any of these projects morally
objectionable?



(A
) Using G
E to create livestock
that’s
better for environment



cow
-
roos and
enviropigs

(see class blog)


Considerations

(from above): _________________ Additional: __________


____________________________________________________________________________


Morally objectionable

(circle one)
?


YES NO


(B
) Using GE

to create chickens
that prefer

being in crowded cages

a
nd have no
instinct to nest (Rollin’s thought experiment)
; or even creating headless
chickens (Bovenkerk’s thought experiment)


Considerations (from above): _________________ Additional: __________


________________________________________________________
____________________



Morally objectionable (circle one)? YES NO



(C
) Using GE to create livestock

that can’t
feel pain
.
We’ll discuss next time.

Make sure you read whole

Shriver

article (at
class
blog)
. Do the best you can with
technical pass
ages.



*

“wholeness and intactness of the animal and its species
-
specific balance, as well as
the capacity to sustain itself in an environment suitable to the species.” (AE p. 416)