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

By: Larry Carbone

291 pages, B/w photos

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Dec 2004 | #147530 | ISBN: 0195161963
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About this book

This book offers a scholarly history of the evolution of animal welfare public policy, and brings a novel, sociological perspective to an area of understanding and values that has been addressed in the past mostly from a philosophical perspective, or from the entrenched positions of highly commited advocates of a particular position in the debate about animal rights.

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


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 future

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