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An example of a monkey assistance program: P.A.S.T. - the French project of simian help to quadriplegics: a response to Lannuzzi and Rowan's (1991) paper on ethical issues in animal-assisted therapy programs

By B. L. Deputte, M. Busnel

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All animal-assisted therapy programs raise ethical issues. These ethical issues are even more important when non-domesticated animals are used to help humans with disabilities. In their 1991 review, Iannuzzi and Rowan mentioned programs which use capuchin monkeys to help quadriplegics. The lack of technical or scientific information concerning these programs leads to misinformation. This paper describes the French Project (P.A.S.T. - Programme d'Aide Simienne aux personnes Tétraplégiques) which evaluates whether trained capuchin monkeys could be efficient helpers and companions to quadriplegic persons.

Date 1997
Publication Title Anthrozoos
Volume 10
Issue 2/3
Pages 76-81
ISBN/ISSN 0892-7936
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/089279397787001201
Language English
Author Address C.N.R.S. /UMR 6552, Laboratoire de Primatologie-Biologie evolutive, Station Biologique, 35380 Paimpont, France.
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Anthrozoology
  4. Developed countries
  5. Ethics
  6. Europe
  7. France
  8. Mammals
  9. Mediterranean region
  10. Monkeys
  11. OECD countries
  12. paralysis
  13. peer-reviewed
  14. Pets and companion animals
  15. Primates
  16. training of animals
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