Animal Experimentation: A Guide to the Issues (2nd Revised edition)

Animal Experimentation: A Guide to the Issues (2nd Revised edition)

By: Vaughan Monamy (author)Paperback

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Animal Experimentation is an important book for all those involved in the conduct, teaching, learning, regulation, support or critique of animal-based research. Whilst maintaining the clarity of style that made the first edition so popular, this second edition has been updated to include discussion of genetically modified organisms and associated welfare and ethical issues that surround the breeding programs in such research. It also discusses the origins of vivisection, advances in human and non-human welfare made possible by animal experimentation, principle moral objections to the use of research animals, alternatives to the use of animals in research, and the regulatory umbrella under which experiments are conducted in Europe, USA and Australasia. In addition, the book highlights the future responsibilities of students who will be working with animals, and offers practical advice on experimental design, literature search, consultation with colleagues, and the importance of the on-going search for alternatives.

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Dr Vaughan Monamy is a senior lecturer in environmental science and environmental ethics at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. In 2007 he was awarded an Australian Government Carrick Institute Citation for outstanding contributions to student learning, as well as his university's annual Excellence in Teaching award.


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. Conclusions.

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  • publication date: 22/01/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780521703482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 130
  • ID: 9780521703482
  • weight: 190
  • ISBN10: 0521703484
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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