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

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Medical - 291 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

Introduction What animals want
3
Life in the animal laboratory
23
Animal welfare Philosophy meets science
44
A rat is a pig The significance of species
67
Performance standards How big is your guinea pigs house?
96
Centaurs and science The professionalization of laboratory animal care and use
116
The problem of pain
141
The animal advocates
165
Death by decapitation A case study
186
Dog walkers and monkey psychiatrists
206
A look to the future
239
GLOSSARY
245
NOTES
249
REFERENCES
265
INDEX
285
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Larry Carbone is at University of California, San Francisco.

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