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Scientists talking about science and animal experimentation

Morwenna Roberts

Scientists talking about science and animal experimentation

a discourse analysis.

by Morwenna Roberts

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Published .
Written in English


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ContributionsManchester Metropolitan University. Department of Psychology and Speech Pathology.
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Open LibraryOL19172144M

  Animal testing is known as bad science by many experts like vets, government officials, scientists and doctors. Most with a professional opinion are against animal testing and research. Many scientists have moved on from using animals for research and have developed new methods to research and study diseases relevant to human biology. Life science entrepreneur Dr Jonathan Milner has praised Cambridge for taking a lead in the reduction of animal testing in drug discovery. Dr Milner, founder of world leader Abcam, applauds the decisions by Sanger and Cambridge University to reduce animal experimentation wherever possible and says a cohort of Cambridge companies have also pioneered cellular alternatives.

Animal experimentation has generated heated discussions among scientists, philosophers, and politicians. This issue is very controversial, since it involves ethical questions. While it is generally accepted that testing cosmetics on animals is unnecessary and immoral, there is a debate concerning the use of animals for medical purposes. The following quotes from esteemed scientists, government officials, and doctors prove that this is true: “Traditional animal testing is expensive, time-consuming, uses a lot of animals and from a scientific perspective the results do not necessarily translate to humans.”.

  Whereas other activists stick to protests and publicity stunts, he and his team have spent the past 5 years challenging scientists on their own turf. In talks and papers published in the peer-reviewed literature, they marshal data in an attempt to show researchers that animal experimentation is flawed, cruel, and just plain worthless. Animals Should be Used for Experimentation Number and Number Number of Words: Introduction Animals such as rats, mice, birds and frogs are often used as a subject when medical experts and scientists conduct experiments. After using these animals in experimentation, these animals are euthanized through intravenous injection with either a high dosage of sodium thiopental1, isoflurane2, .


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Scientists talking about science and animal experimentation by Morwenna Roberts Download PDF EPUB FB2

Because of the biological similarities between many animals and humans, scientists can learn about diseases, and find out how humans might react to medicines, cosmetics, chemicals, and other products by testing them on animals first.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than twenty-five million animals are used in research, testing, and education each s: 1. The first such book was Peter Singer's Animal Liberation, followed by my book Animal Rights and Human Morality (Rollin, ), Tom Regan's The Case for Animal Rights, and Steve Sapontzis' Morals, Reason, and Animals.

These books all discuss animal research from the point of view of moral theory, and argue for a higher moral status for by: Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research, and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments (although some research about animals involves only natural behaviors or pure observation, such as a mouse running a maze or field studies of chimp troops).The research is usually conducted in universities, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, defense.

The International Congress Of Doctors Against Vivisection: Further quotes from doctors, scientists and ex-animal researchers who speak out to explain that animal research (vivisection) is not scientific, retards medicine and causes many medical errors, human injuries and deaths.

In her book Animal Alterity: Science Fiction and the Question of the Animal (), Sherryl Vint describes anthropomorphism in relation to animals as the "mirror image" effect. Vint argues that humans often see animals as mirror images of themselves, as the scientists in the story did.

Indeed, the movement away from animal experimentation is already underway. Since the mid-seventies, the use of animals in experimentation has fallen by around 50 percent.

The number of animals held in laboratories of universities and research institutes declined dramatically until around the mids and then began to climb again as facilities. If pride and animal animal testing seem incongruous to you, here's a deeper look into why Australian scientists believe animals are still crucial in advancing medicine and science but also why.

The 3Rs principles refer to Replacement, Reduction, and Refinement, guidelines for the more ethical and humane use of animals in research first described by British scientists William M. Russell and Rex L. Burch in their book The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique.

They argued that while the ideal experiment would require no. Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study.

This approach can be contrasted with field studies in which animals are observed in their natural environments or Description: Around 50– million vertebrate animals. Animal research: A moral science. Talking Point on the use of animals in scientific research Article (PDF Available) in EMBO Reports 8(6) July with ReadsAuthor: Bernard Rollin.

Nevertheless, animal research remains a small, but vital, part of biomedical research—experts estimate it at about 10% of total biomedical R&D spending. The principles of replacing, reducing and refining the use of animals in scientific research are central to UK by: The guninea pigs in this book are often the scientists themselves, and in the name of science, many of This book is perfect for a young mind that is constantly excited by the idea of an experiment, although it should be read with caution, and not by kids who don't understand the dangers of self-experimentation/5.

Enslow Publishers, - Animal experimentation - pages 0 Reviews Discusses the role of experimentation in science, the history of using animals in experiments, and ethical questions; presents arguments on each side of the issue; and considers human subjects and alternative methods.

It’s easy to be intimidated when scientists get talking, especially when they roll out the jargon. Of course, when they’re talking about animal experimentation, we really want to believe everything they’re saying is wrong, even if we don’t know why.

But good activists need more than just an instinctual belief that something so wrong can’t be good science. So, when it all gets too. One way to deal with the public distaste for animal experimentation would be for scientists using animals to become more media-savvy.

I'm Too Sexy for My Science. A scientific article in a book Animal Experimentation: Cruelty or Science. by Nancy Day, states that scientists insist that every major medical development has in most cases banked on animal experiments.

It states that animal safety groups also need to try balance between human and animal interests, and the general procedure needs to be viewed. 23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction but in this book he shocked both scientists and the public alike by implying that humans are ruled by instinct as much as.

Jen This is not a philosophical book, it is much more about "how" the end of animal farming will happen than "why" it should end. I think it is in the more This is not a philosophical book, it is much more about "how" the end of animal farming will happen than "why" it should end.

I think it is in the category of a book like Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature or Nick Bostrom's /5. A new book by Dr.

John Gluck called Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals: A Primate Scientist's Ethical Journey is a gem and a most timely work. Gluck is professor emeritus of psychology. Animal Research Is Unethical and Scientifically Unnecessary Animal Experimentation, The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) is a nonprofit animal advocacy and educational organization dedicated to ending experimentation on animals in research, testing, and education in the United States.

AAVS also opposes other forms of cruelty to File Size: 32KB. Gregory Berns is a distinguished professor of neuroeconomics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

His current work involves taking brain scans of dogs to .The use of non-human animals in biomedical research has given important contributions to the medical progress achieved in our day, but it has also been a cause of heated public, scientific and philosophical discussion for hundreds of years.

This review, with a mainly European outlook, addresses the history of animal use in biomedical research, some of its main protagonists and antagonists, and Cited by:   Researchers funded by VW, Daimler and BMW are accused of testing diesel fumes on monkeys and humans.

Animals have played a pivotal role in countless life-saving discoveries. from