Animal Experimentation: A Guide to the Issues

Animal Experimentation: A Guide to the Issues

by Vaughan Monamy

Paperback(3rd Revised ed.)

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An essential book for all those who conduct animal-based research or are involved in education and training, as well as regulators, supporters, and opponents alike. This fully updated third edition includes discussion of genetically altered animals and associated welfare and ethical issues that surround the breeding programmes in animal based research. The book discusses the origins of vivisection, the advances in human and non-human welfare made possible by animal experimentation, moral objections, and alternatives to the use of animals in research. It also examines the regulatory umbrella under which experiments are conducted in Europe, USA and Australasia. The author highlights the future responsibilities of researchers who will be working with animals, and offers practical advice on experimental design, literature search, consultation with colleagues, and the importance of the ongoing search for alternatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316614945
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/17/2017
Edition description: 3rd Revised ed.
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Vaughan Monamy is an Associate Professor of Science and Science Ethics at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. He has provided expert advice to the Australian Vice-Chancellor's Working Group on Sustainable Development, and to the Australian Government's Gene Technology Ethics Committee. Dr Monamy has been awarded an Australian Government Learning and Teaching Citation for outstanding contributions to university student learning.

Table of Contents

1. Issues in animal experimentation; 2. A history of animal experimentation; 3. Opposition to animal experimentation; 4. The moral status of animals; 5. Animal use; 6. The regulation of experiments; 7. Seeking alternatives; 8. A future without animal experimentation?

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