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Andrew Fenton. A Zoopolean look at animal research ethics. Between the Species 2020; 23(1): 131-54.
Andrew Fenton. Holding animal-based research to our highest ethical standards: Re-seeing two emergent laboratory practices and the ethical significance of research animal dissent. ILAR Journal 2019; 60(3): 397-403.
Andrew Fenton. A moderate Buddhist animal research ethics. Developing World Bioethics 2019; 19(2): 106-15.
Andrew Fenton. Can a Chimp Say “No”? Reenvisioning Chimpanzee Dissent in Harmful Research. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2014; 23(2): 130-139.
Andrew Fenton. Neuroscience and the Problem of Other Animal Minds: Why It May Not Matter So Much for Neuroethics. The Monist 2012; 95(3): 463-485.
Andrew Fenton. On the need to redress an inadequacy in animal welfare science: toward an internally coherent framework. Biology and Philosophy 2012; 27(1): 73-93.
Andrew Fenton. Buddhism and neuroethics: the ethics of pharmaceutical cognitive enhancement. Developing World Bioethics 2009; 9(2): 47-56.
Vaughan Black, Andrew Fenton, and Elisabeth Ormandy. Protecting Canada’s Lab Animals: The Need for Legislation. Animals 2022; 12(6): 770.
Vaughan Black and Andrew Fenton. Humane Driving. The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 2021; 34(1): 11-28.
Hope Ferdowsian, L. Syd M Johnson, Jane Johnson, Andrew Fenton, Adam Shriver, and John Gluck. A Belmont Report for Animals? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2020; 29(1): 19-37.
Timothy Krahn and Andrew Fenton. The Extreme Male Brain Theory of Autism and the Potential Adverse Effects for Boys and Girls with Autism. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2012; 9(1): 93-103.
Andrew Fenton and Frederick Gilbert. On the Use of Animals in Emergent Embryonic Stem Cell Research for Spinal Cord Injuries. Journal of Animal Ethics 2011; 1(1): 37-45.
Timothy Krahn and Andrew Fenton. Autism, Empathy and Questions of Moral Agency. Journal for the Theory of Social behavior 2009; 39(2): 145-66.
Andrew Fenton, Letitia Meynell and Françoise Baylis. Ethical challenges and interpretive difficulties with non-clinical applications of pediatric fMRI. The American Journal of Bioethics 2009; 9(1): 3-13.
Andrew Fenton and Sheri Alpert. Extending our view on using BCIs for Locked-in syndrome. Neuroethics 2008; 1(2): 119-32.
Andrew Fenton and Timothy Krahn. Autism, neurodiversity and equality beyond “the normal.” Journal of Ethics in Mental Health 2007; 2(2).
Françoise Baylis and Andrew Fenton. Chimera Research and Stem Cell Therapies for Human Neurodegenerative Disorders. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2007; 16: 195-208.

Select book chapters

Andrew Fenton. Decisional Authority and Animal Research Subjects. In The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Animal Minds, edited by Kristin Andrews and Jacob Beck. New York: Routledge, 2018: 475-84.
Andrew Fenton. Re-Conceiving Nonhuman Animal Knowledge Through Contemporary Primate Cognitive Studies. In Philosophy of Behavioral Biology (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science), edited by Kathryn S. Plaisance and Thomas A.C. Reydon. New York: Springer, 2012: 125-146. 
G.K.D. Crozier, Andrew Fenton, Letitia Meynell, and David M. Peña-Guzmán. Nonhuman, All Too Human: Towards Developing Policies for Ethical Chimera Research. In Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals, edited by L. Syd M Johnson, Andrew Fenton, and Adam Shriver. New York: Springer, 2020: 205-19. 
Andrew Fenton and Adam Shriver. Animal Minds: The Neuroethics of Nonhuman Dissent. In The Routledge Handbook of Neuroethics, edited by L. Syd M Johnson and Karen S. Rommelfanger. New York: Routledge, 2018: 484-98.


L. Syd M Johnson, Andrew Fenton, and Adam Shriver, editors. Neuroethics and Nonhuman Animals. New York: Springer, 2020. 
Kristin Andrews, Gary Comstock, G.K.D. Crozier, Sue Donaldson, Andrew Fenton, Tyler M. John, L. Syd M Johnson, Robert C. Jones, Will Kymlicka, Letitia Meynell, Nathan Nobis, David Peña-Guzmán, Jeffrey Sebo. Chimpanzee Rights: The Philosophers’ Brief. New York: Routledge, 2019. 

Blogs/Opinion pieces

Andrew Fenton. “COVID-19 measures in animal labs: Bad news for rodents.” Impact Ethics. April 27th, 2020 (
Andrew Fenton. “Engage, don’t exclude controversial philosopher.” (Opinion piece) The Chronicle Herald. March 20th, 2019 (
Andrew Fenton. “Confronting a manifest injustice: toward chimpanzee rights.” Impact Ethics. May 19th, 2018 (
Andrew Fenton. “An animal bioethicist in Seattle.” Impact Ethics. September 7th, 2017 (
Andrew Fenton. “The costs of chimpanzee research.” Impact Ethics. September 15th, 2016 (
Andrew Fenton and Timothy Krahn. “The Ethics of Companion Animal Abandonment in Times of Crisis.” Impact Ethics. April 7th, 2022 (
Andrew Fenton and Marc Bekoff. “The Late Bernie Rollin: A Man for All Seasons and Reasons.” Psychology Today. November 23rd, 2021 (
Andrew Fenton  and Letitia Meynell. “Should Nova Scotia redistribute vaccines to Ontario? Not yet.” Impact Ethics. April 22nd, 2021 (
Andrew Fenton and L. Syd M Johnson. “COVID-19 animal research reveals ethical shortcomings.” Impact Ethics. September 25th, 2020 (
Andrew Fenton and Lori Marino. “The Blood Harvest of Horseshoe Crabs is a Moral Fiasco.” ‘The Blog’ for The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, Inc. August, 3rd, 2020 (
Andrew Fenton and L. Syd M Johnson. “Philosophers’ Brief on Chimpanzee Personhood.” Impact Ethics. March 4th, 2018 (
Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell. “The lure of human-animal chimera research.” Impact Ethics. January 30th, 2017 ( of-human-animal-chimera-research/).
G.K.D. Crozier, Andrew Fenton, Lori Marino, Letitia Meynell, and David Peña-Guzmán. “Public Comment: Should NIH Fund Research on Human-Animal Chimeras?” Hastings Bioethics Forum. August 30th, 2016 (
Andrew Fenton and L. Syd M Johnson. “The ethics of non-human primate research.” Impact Ethics. April 5th, 2016 (
Andrew Fenton and Letitia Meynell. “Which lives are you ‘pro’?” Impact Ethics. September 5th, 2014 (

Scholar advocacy

Gary L. Comstock, Sue Donaldson, Andrew Fenton, Tyler M. John, L. Syd M Johnson, Robert C. Jones, Will Kymlicka, Letitia M. Meynell, Nathan Nobis, David M. Peña-Guzmán, James Rocha, Bernard E. Rollin, Jeff Sebo, and Adam Shriver. ‘The Philosophers’ Brief in Support of Happy’s Appeal’ (unofficial name). Filed in the Court of Appeals of the State of New York in September, 2021 (
Gary Comstock, G.K.D. Crozier, Andrew Fenton, Tyler M. John, L. Syd M Johnson, Robert Jones, Letitia Meynell, Nathan Nobis, David Peña-Guzmán, James Rocha, Bernard Rollin, and Jeff Sebo. ‘Happy’s personhood: The Philosophers’ brief’ (unofficial name). Filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division (First Department), in July, 2020 ( [starting at p.243 of the pdf]).
Kristin Andrews, Gary Comstock, G.K.D. Crozier, Andrew Fenton, L. Syd M Johnson, Robert Jones, Letitia Meynell, Nathan Nobis, David Peña-Guzmán, James Rocha, Bernard Rollin, and Adam Shriver. ‘Elephant personhood: The Philosophers’ brief’ (unofficial name). Filed in Appellate Court, State of Connecticut, in November, 2018 ( 
Kristin Andrews, Gary Comstock, G.K.D. Crozier, Sue Donaldson, Andrew Fenton, Tyler M. John, L. Syd M Johnson, Robert Jones, Will Kymlicka, Letitia Meynell, Nathan Nobis, David Peña-Guzmán, James Rocha, Bernard Rollin, Jeffrey Sebo, Adam Shriver, and Rebecca L. Walker. ‘Chimpanzee personhood: The Philosophers’ brief.’ Filed in the Court of Appeals, State of New York, in February, 2018 (