CONF: The Ethics of In-Vitro Flesh and Enhanced Animals
18th September 2014 – 19th September 2014
Last Booking Date for this Event: 1st August 2014
The creation of ‘synthetic meat’ and animals with enhanced properties, such as reduced sentience and nutritional benefits, may reduce a number of animal welfare and human health concerns whilst raising other issues. These include questions related to the dignity of animals and the naturalness or otherwise of these developments. New concerns associated with these novel technologies are not easily understood in terms of conventional bioethical concerns that focus on welfare. The ethical and social benefits of these new and proposed scientific developments must be addressed by those with an interest in the ethical issues associated with the consumption of animal products. This conference, funded by the Wellcome Trust, brings together a number of scholars to discuss these issues.