What Animals Want

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 162.56 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195161963
  • 9780195161960

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Ultimately, the book is a great read for anyone interested in animal ethics. It provides an important history of how actual decisions in the real world that affect animals were made, and how such decisions are tied to the ethical theories of philosophers, the demands of animal protectionists, and the assumptions of research scientists. * Anthrozoos, 2006 *show more

Table of contents

I. Introduction: What animals want ; 2. Life in the animal laboratory ; 3. Animal Welfare: Philosophy meets science ; 4. A rat is a pig: The significance of species ; 5. Performance Standards: How big is your guinea pig's house? ; 6. Centaurs and Science: The professionalization of laboratory animal care and use ; 7. The problem of pain ; 8. The animal advocates ; 9. Death by decapitation: A case study ; 10. Dog walkers and monkey psychiatrists ; II. A look to the futureshow more

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