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Animal Experimentation
A Guide to the Issues

3rd Edition


  • Date Published: February 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316614945
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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.

    • Avoids the use of scientific and philosophical jargon, and is therefore ideal for both expert and lay readers
    • Summarises and synthesises issues in the animal experimentation debate in a balanced, non-polemical manner
    • Assists students in exploring their own thoughts and feelings about animal research, enabling them to critically examine both animal and non-animal based options for their own research careers
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    'Animal Experimentation: A Guide to the Issues provides a succinct, accessible, and balanced introduction to the controversy surrounding the use of animals in scientific research, product testing, and education. The latest edition brings the guide up-to-date on a host of developments with respect to legislation, alternative methods, and other topics. The guide's coverage of relevant issues is international in scope, so readers outside of the author's home country (Australia) should not feel ignored. This introduction is especially suited to students planning to begin careers in the biological sciences, including as researchers, veterinarians, teachers, regulators, or administrators.' Martin Stephens, Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316614945
    • length: 136 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.21kg
    • availability: In stock
  • 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?

  • Author

    Vaughan Monamy, Australian Catholic University, North Sydney
    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.

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