[Turkish Journal of Bioethics]
Turkish Journal of Bioethics. 2020; 7(4): 183-186 | DOI: 10.5505/tjob.2020.14632  

The Ethics of Organ Farming

Osebor Ikechukwu Monday
Department of Arts and Humanities Delta State Polytechnic Ogwashi-Uku PmB 1030, Nigeria

Ethics is a branch of philosophy that deals with distinctions between right and wrong. The primary concern of ethics is morally correct or incorrect, while expressing a sense of duty and obligation. Ethics studies human activities, which organ farming is one. Organ farming is the scientific method of using animals, such as pig, as an incubator to cultivate healthy genetically human organs. The organ farming raises ethical issues such as humanization of animal, introduction/invasions of new diseases to the public, animal welfare and the moral implication of inducing pluripotent cells. Using the method of a philosophical analysis, this paper maintains that Ethics of organ farming is significant because it serve as a guiding-binding thread, which holds genetic creation of human organs. The paper concludes that adherence to “organ farming ethics” would help to avert organ shortages and address ethical issues generated by organ farming.

Keywords: Organ farming, ethics, organ shortages, animal welfare, Franken-science


Osebor Ikechukwu Monday. The Ethics of Organ Farming. Turkish Journal of Bioethics. 2020; 7(4): 183-186

Sorumlu Yazar: Osebor Ikechukwu Monday, Nigeria


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