Custody of Primates (Case 1)

TitleCustody of Primates (Case 1)
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsDodds, R, Carr, E, Diaz-Sprague, R, Dillard, B, Jones, J, Matalski, M, Miller, R, Potthast, A, Russell, T
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractDr. B., a professor of psychology at Ohio State University, has spent her entire career working with chimpanzees, teaching them to communicate using sign language and later using graphic symbols. When funding to support her research center lapses, Ohio State University decides to close the research center and send the chimps away to Primarily Primate, a controversial Texas sanctuary. Dr. B. vigorously protests this decision, yet us unable to stop the chimps from leaving for the center. During the drive down to Texas, one of the chimps dies and another dies in his enclosure a month later. Dr. B. sue to try and regain custody of the remaining chimps.
NotesCase from 2006 Regional Ethics Bowls, 2006. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2006
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