What Animals Want: Expertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy

What Animals Want: Expertise and Advocacy in Laboratory Animal Welfare Policy

Larry Carbone

Language: English

Pages: 304

ISBN: 0195161963

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Larry Carbone, a veterinarian who is in charge of the lab animal welfare assurance program at a major research university, presents this scholarly history of animal rights. Biomedical researchers, and the less fanatical among the animal rights activists will find this book reasonable, humane, and novel in its perspective. It brings a novel, sociological perspective to an area that has been addressed largely from a philosophical perspective, or from the entrenched positions of highly committed advocates of a particular position in the debate.

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Was their best defense against charges that their animal welfare demands were too costly. If the two truly go hand in hand, then any increased costs to improve animal welfare would also be justified by the improved science that results. As I have witnessed, the hand-in-hand aphorism breaks down more than we'd like to admit. Sometimes "good" science hurts animals, or good animal care com promises science. Rarely did protectionists or scientists admit that there could be inherent conflict between.

Rate, antipathy to rodent guillotines in no way moved animal protectionists as much as a focused concern for loss of the tool moved scientists, and the animal protectionists had little role in sustaining the decapitation controversy. Nor have veterinarians generally been important stakeholders fueling the controversy one way or the other. Rodent guillotines are far out of the realm of veterinarians in pet or farm practice and thus far from the veterinary mainstream. Most practicing.

Females were videotaped to examine their use of cage space. The males were vasectomized so that sexual behavior would continue, without the group sizes constantly shifting as litters were born. The cages were large enough (718 square inches) to slightly exceed USDAs requirements for seven adult, nonbreeding guinea pigs, but would only have met standards for three breeders. The black plastic cages were kept free of litter to improve the videotape quality, and the pigs were filmed day and night.

Persons" (p. 1). Expertise and the care/use division of authority The care/use jurisdictional boundary looks stable on paper, but it never was-not in the law, not in the Guide, and not in the animal laboratory. The division was weak on several fronts. Neither animal protectionists nor laboratory animal veterinarians could long be content to have their voices excluded on issues of how and when to use animals in experiments. From the early days, several issues-especially those concerning pain and.

Practices from its purview. Pain management was also excluded, being more a feature of animal use than of animal care. Congressional sponsors took great pains to clarify their intent to separate care and use. Senator Warren Magnuson opened hearings on his proposed bill, saying, "I would like to emphasize that the issue before us today is not the merits or demerits of animal research. We are interested in curbing petnapping, catnapping, dognapping.... We are not considering curbing medical.

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