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06 – Whistleblower, Product Safety vs. Animal Rights

Whistleblower 70-85
* Whistleblowing is a new label generated by awareness of ethical conflicts encountered at work. They sound an alarm in the organization that threatens public interest * Whistleblowing has high stakes

* Moral conflicts on several levels whether to speak out about abuses or risks or serious neglect * Things to consider? - ARGUMENTS
* Is speaking out in fact in the public interest
* Does speaking out, outweigh the his responsibilities against his colleagues and institution he works for * If 1 and 2 are valid, what about the fear ot the results * Can be threatened to undergo psychiatric fitness test, declared unfit, fired etc, marked as crazy * Like all dissent, whistleblowing makes public a disagreement with an authority or a majority view. * Dissent, breach of loyalty and accusation. Is there ways to find alternatives in-order not to breach these things? * You could be harming something bigger by being a whistle blower * Most important question, whether the existing avenues for change within the organization have been explored * Whistleblowing should be last alternative because of its destructive side affects, only chose when all other things are considered and rejected. * Does it infringe personal or private matters that we have no right to invade.

Animal Rights – 135-164

* 200 million animals were used for scientific purposes
* in the name of improving the quality of human life
* vivisection is to dissect it, to cut it and while it is alive * 3 major areas of science in which animals are routinely used * biological and medical eduction
* toxicology testing for harmful affects for human beings of various chemical first tested on animals * original and applied research, including not only research into the causes and treatment of various diseases but also basic biochemical nature and behavior...
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