Do Scientists Care About Animal Welfare?

Overview

What do scientists use animals for?

Do the animals used in laboratories suffer?

Are there any useful alternatives to animals testing?

This addition to the Sci-Hi series explains the controversial issue of animal testing in the scientific community. It looks at how scientists use animals and what they hope to gain from their tests. It also covers the code of ethics followed ...

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Overview

What do scientists use animals for?

Do the animals used in laboratories suffer?

Are there any useful alternatives to animals testing?

This addition to the Sci-Hi series explains the controversial issue of animal testing in the scientific community. It looks at how scientists use animals and what they hope to gain from their tests. It also covers the code of ethics followed when using living creatures for experiments. And the book questions whether or not animal testing is always useful.

Sci-Hi is a visually stimulating series that takes learning science topics to a whole new level! Each title in the series explains an area of physical, life, or earth and space science in a way that is both engaging and comprehensive. Features of the series include high-interest spreads, timelines, clearly explained scientific terms, and further information.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
This 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781410944696
  • Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Sci-Hi: Science Issues Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 11 - 15 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Animal Welfare 4

Animal Testing 6

Animals in the Lab 10

Cosmetics 12

Ethical Questions 16

Science, Farms, and Ranches 20

Animals in the Wild 24

Lives of Pets 30

Global Climate Change 38

Careers in Animal Science 40

Summary 42

Questions to Discuss 43

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

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