The morality of Xenotransplantation procedure: a case for animals
Xenotransplantation has presently not become a clinical success. However, the research to make it a clinical procedure is seriously ongoing. In the nearest future, therefore, Xenotransplantation would-likely be carried out in all or most clinics. In these clinics, animal' organs and tissues would be transplanted into humans to cure some ailments, without much thought for the animals so sacrificed for the service of man. What is the justification for using animals as means to service man's end? Do animals not have interests and rights, they would wish to protect? Is Xenotransplantation not a form of injustice to animals? These and more are the questions that are the ultimate concern of this work. As is with other forms of debates, there are two sides to the debate on the Rightness of Xenotransplantation. We explored the two sides of the debate and arrived at the conclusion that animals must be accorded respect and not used as means to the end of man.
Keywords: Xenotransplantation, Animal Rights, Morality, Organ, Transplant, Tissue