Do Scientists Care About Animal Welfare?by Eve Hartman
What do scientists use animals for? How common is it and is it always necessary? Are the animals in a great deal of pain? Are their any alternatives?
Children's Literature - Hazel BuysThis high-interest science book looks at the field of animal testing and animal welfare versus animal rights, and the complicated interaction between scientists who study animals and those who promote animal welfare. These interests are often in conflict. The pros and cons of this controversial subject are presented in simple, appropriate language that treats the issue's complexities with clarity and objectivity. The role of animals in the lab is explained clearly and succinctly along with the advantages and disadvantages of using animals in experimentation. The many political, social and scientific issues associated with animal testing are introduced and discussed with even treatment of their advantages and disadvantages. The text is supported by color photographs and bright graphics. Sidebars add supporting or related information such as brief biographies of Temple Grandin, Jane Goodall, and Eugenie Clark, and issues that might benefit from work that uses animals for testing, such as global climate change and the rescue of endangered species. Definitions of words printed in bold text are found in the glossary. This book is one in the "Sci-Hi" series and concludes with a glossary, a list of related books and websites, suggested topics to research titled "Find Out More," and an index. Eve Hartman and Wendy Meshbesher's book would be a good addition to a middle school library or class on biology or social science. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
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