Armin Falk and Nora Szech write in the 10 May issue of Science about Mice and Men, specifically about an experiment when the life of a mouse depends on the cupidity (or morality) of humans.
The mice were excess and unsuited to the research for which they had been bred, The results, were, of course what bunnies (also being surplus to purpose) fear
We present controlled experimental evidence on how market interaction changes how human subjects value harm and damage done to third parties. In the experiment, subjects decide between either saving the life of a mouse or receiving money. We compare individual decisions to those made in a bilateral and a multilateral market. In both markets, the willingness to kill the mouse is substantially higher than in individual decisions. Furthermore, in the multilateral market, prices for life deteriorate tremendously. In contrast, for morally neutral consumption choices, differences between institutions are small.There is a podcast
But this informs about the cherished values of the Freds, Willard Tony, Steve Mc, the various luckwarmers (sic, Eli knows) and others of the Rabett's acquaintance.