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Objections still fail: a response to Faria
  1. Gardar Arnason
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gardar Arnason, Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Gartenstrasse 47, 72074 Tübingen, Germany; gardar.arnason{at}


In her reply to my critical assessment of objections to the Weatherall report’s justification of non-human primate (NHP) research, Catia Faria focuses on three objections which she entitles ‘the disanalogy’, ‘the utilitarian calculus’ and ‘species overlap’. Faria finds my assessment unconvincing, butI argue that the objections still fail.

  • research ethics
  • animal experimentation
  • moral status
  • non-human primates
  • weatherall report

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  • Funding This work was supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) research unit grant FOR1847.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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