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Behavioral Research on Captive Animals: Scientific and Ethical Concerns

By Kimberley Jayne, Adam See

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The first half of this chapter focuses exclusively on animals that are used in laboratory behavioral research to model wild behavior, what is typically involved, problems associated with this practice, and how behavioral research has revealed scientific problems in the animal model. The second half of this chapter then addresses the ethical questions of whether scientific curiosity of animal behavior in general provides any justification for carrying out this research in this first place, with specific focus on non-human primates (nhps).


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Date 2019
Publication Title Animal Experimentation: Working Towards a Paradigm Change
Pages 517-548
Publisher Brill
DOI 10.1163/9789004391192_022
Language English
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  1. Animal behavior
  2. Animal roles
  3. Behavioral research
  4. Ethics
  5. open access
  6. Zoo and captive wild animals
  1. open access