Animal Experimentation: A Guide to the Issues / Edition 2

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Overview

Animal Experimentation is an important book for all those involved in the conduct, teaching, learning, regulation, support or critique of animal-based research. Whilst maintaining the clarity of style that made the first edition so popular, this second edition has been updated to include discussion of genetically modified organisms and associated welfare and ethical issues that surround the breeding programs in such research. It also discusses the origins of vivisection, advances in human and non-human welfare made possible by animal experimentation, principle moral objections to the use of research animals, alternatives to the use of animals in research, and the regulatory umbrella under which experiments are conducted in Europe, USA and Australasia. In addition, the book highlights the future responsibilities of students who will be working with animals, and offers practical advice on experimental design, literature search, consultation with colleagues, and the importance of the on-going search for alternatives.

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Editorial Reviews

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Monamy (Australian Catholic University) introduces life science students to the major issues that constitute modern debate about animal experimentation, providing a balanced treatment of ethics, law and regulation, history, opposition and alternatives related to animal-based research. The origins of western vivisection are traced, some of the advances in human welfare made possible by experiments on animals are described, and the principal moral objections are reviewed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'… a 'must-read' for any student or scientist involved in animal experimentation at any level.' Michael Brands, University of Mississippi Medical Center

'… a clear, concise introduction to the major elements of the debate surrounding animal experimentation … Monamy's comprehensible text will appeal to the lay person, student and scientist alike.' Tessa Smith, Biologist

'… a thoughtful consideration of both the pros and cons of animal research … an excellent guide to the issues that face current teachers of biology and biomedical science.' Asif A. Ghazanfar, Animal Behaviour

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521878791
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Vaughan Monamy is a senior lecturer in environmental science and environmental ethics at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. In 2007 he was awarded an Australian Government Carrick Institute Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning, as well as his university's annual Excellence in Teaching award.

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Table of Contents

1 Issues in animal experimentation 1

2 A history of animal experimentation 8

3 Opposition to animal experimentation 15

4 The moral status of animals 35

5 Animal use 58

6 The regulation of experiments 64

7 Seeking alternatives 74

8 Conclusions 98

Ethical guidelines for students in laboratory classes involving the use of animals or animal tissues 102

References 104

Index 113

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