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Addresses the particular dilemmas and issues of relevance to the field of animal behaviour. Part 1 considers changing research practices and rules from both the institutional and personal perspective. Part 2 focuses on current issues regarding animal research and how scientists make practical decisions regarding their environmental subjects. Part 3 explores ways of assessing the animal's well being, and part 4 discusses the influences animals can exert on research practitioners.
PART I. CHANGING RESEARCH PRACTICES REGARDING ANIMAL CARE AND USE: INSTITUTIONAL AND PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE; 1. Responsible Animal Care and Use: Moving Toward a Less-Troubled Middle Ground; 2. Is the Fox Guarding the Henhouse? A Historical Study of the Dual Role of the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics; 3. Change During a Life in Animal Research: the Loss and Regaining of Ambivalence; PART II. CURRENT CONCERNS ON THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH: DECISION MAKING; 4. Ethological Research Techniques and Methods; 5. Animal Welfare Issues in Animal Behavior Research; 6. Snake Stories: From the Additive Model to Ethology's Fifth Aim; 7. Minding Animals; PART III. ASSESSING ANIMAL WELL-BEING: ASKING THE ANIMAL; 8. The Search for Animal Well-Being; 9. Considering Animal Welfare from the Animal's Point of View; PART IV. EFFECTS ON HUMANS OF RESEARCH INVOLVING ANIMALS; 10. Pushing the Boundaries: Scientists in the Public Arena; 11. Understanding Animal Activism