Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency
Contributor(s):: Carrie Rohman
Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue
Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.
In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...
Think Outside the Cage: Moving Towards New Understandings of Companion Rabbits
Contributor(s):: Ruthann Drummond
Rabbits are the third most common companion mammal in Western homes, and their popularity continues to rise. However, they are also one of the most broadly used animal resources around the world, commonly being bred for their food, their fur, and their utility as biological models in animal...
High school students' perceptions of animal mentation and their opinions on animal use in medical research and entertainment
Contributor(s):: Carol M. Okamoto
This study explored the relationship between high school students' perceptions of animal mentation and liking of animals with agreement on animal use in medical research and entertainment. Higher judgments of animal mentation and Iiking were predicted to correlate with lower agreement on...
Training success in group-housed long-tailed macaques ( Macaca fascicularis) is better explained by personality than by social rank
Contributor(s):: Wergard, E. M., Westlund, K., Spangberg, M., Fredlund, H., Forkman, B.
Using training to prepare laboratory animals for biomedical research is one important behavior management task. With increased knowledge about factors influencing training success, training programs may be optimized, resulting in a refinement of primate husbandry. Even when animals are trained...
May 18 2016
Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Second Symposium
May 12 2016
2016 North Carolina- Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine
World Day for Laboratory Animals
Contributor(s):: Kheel, M.
Empirical methods in animal ethics
Contributor(s):: Persson, K., Shaw, D.
In this article the predominant, purely theoretical perspectives on animal ethics are questioned and two important sources for empirical data in the context of animal ethics are discussed: (mostly qualitative) methods of the social and (mainly quantitative) methods of the natural sciences....
Citizens, consumers and animals: what role do experts assign to public values in establishing animal welfare standards?
Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Johnson, J.
The public can influence animal welfare law and regulation. However what constitutes 'the public' is not a straightforward matter. A variety of different publics have an interest in animal use and this has implications for the governance of animal welfare. This article presents an ethnographic...
c 22 Animals for Research Act
Dec 07 2015
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare(SCAW) 2015 Winter Conference
The Psychological Effects of Medical Research on Animal Subjects and the Ramifications for the Applicability of the Research Results
Contributor(s):: Morgan A. Damm
Historically, animals have been used in medical research to bring about many of the medical breakthroughs and advances seen today. The successful studies are accompanied by numerous, often concealed, failed studies that are inapplicable to human medicine due to stress and distress changing the...
Being Human: How Four Animals Forever Changed The Way We Live, What We Believe, And Who We Think We Are
Contributor(s):: Jocelyn Mary Brady
Our lives would not be what they are today without animals. From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, animals provide tangible evidence of their importance every day. But more than that, animals have shaped who we are and what we believe. Often in ways we don't see.That's what...
Antimony: The Use, Rights, and Regulation of Laboratory Animals
Contributor(s):: Brenda L. Thomas
'In recent years, the problem, plight, and philosophy behind the use of animals in laboratories, schools, and industries has caused many to formulate an opinion on animal experimentation. It is simple to postulate a Monday morning quarterback philosophy - merely weigh the...
Laboratory Animal Act: A Legislative Proposal
Contributor(s):: David Favre
In one recent experiment, mongrel dogs were anesthetized after which thirty-five percent of their body was burned to the third degree by the application of a two hundred degree centigrade hot plate to their skin.' In 1983, researchers at the New Jersey Medical School...
Reinforcement for Operational Mine Detection Rats
Contributor(s):: Amanda Mahoney, Christophe Cox, Bart Weetjens, Tess Tewelde, Tekimiti Gilbert, Amy Durgin, Alan Poling
When using animals for the detection of landmines, handlers face challenges of when to reinforce indication responses, as the actual location of landmines in the field is unknown. Anti-Persoonsmijnen Ontmijnende Product Ontwikkeling(Anti-Personnel Landmine Detection Product Development or APOPO)...
Research in Colombia on Explosives Detection by Rats
Contributor(s):: Luisa Fernando Mendez Pardo, Andres M. Perez-Acosta
The interdisciplinary research group INVESTUD is investigating the effectiveness of mine-detecting lab rats. In Africa, the APOPO program is well-known for using African giant pouched rats for mine detection, but INVESTUD hopes to build on and even surpass APOPO’s progress to advance...
Two Strategies for Landmine Detection by Giant Pouched Rats
Contributor(s):: Alan Poling, Christophe Cox, Bart Weetjens, Negussie Beyene, Andrew Sully
This article compares the performance of Giant African Pouched Rats under two different management systems, both appropriate for mine-detection operational use. Employing International Mine Action Standards for accreditation, the researchers outline the process of conditioning and testing these...
The inseparability of science and ethics in animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Rollin, B. E.
This article discusses the application of ethical principles in animal welfare in all fields of scientific research and advancement. The ethical components of animal welfare in the use of animals in animal production, policy-making, research, laboratories and genetic engineering are highlighted.