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Adil E Shamoo and David B Resnik

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368246

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.001.0001

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The Use of Animals in Research

The Use of Animals in Research

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(p.215) 11 The Use of Animals in Research
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Responsible Conduct of Research
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Adil E. Shamoo

David B. Resnik (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368246.003.0011

This chapter discusses the use of animals in research. It provides a brief history of animal research and examines the ethical arguments for and against animal experimentation. The chapter discusses the animal rights views of Peter Singer and Tom Regan and considers some morally significant differences between animals and humans. It also discusses some principles for the ethical treatment of animal in research, such as the “three Rs”—reduction, replacement, and refinement—as well as animal research regulations.

Keywords:   animals in research, animal rights, Peter Singer, animals versus humans, ethical treatment, reduction, replacement, animal research regulations

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