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  • Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals: A Primate Scientist's Ethical Journey

Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals: A Primate Scientist's Ethical Journey

  • 28.00€

Tags: Biomedical research, Ethical issues, Researcher testimony


The National Institute of Health recently announced its plan to retire the fifty remaining chimpanzees held in national research facilities and place them in sanctuaries. This significant decision comes after a lengthy process of examination and debate about the ethics of animal research. For decades, proponents of such research have argued that the discoveries and benefits for humans far outweigh the costs of the traumatic effects on the animals; but today, even the researchers themselves have come to question the practice. John P. Gluck has been one of the scientists at the forefront of the movement to end research on primates, and in Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals he tells a vivid, heart-rending, personal story of how he became a vocal activist for animal protection. 349 p.

 

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Authors expertises affiliations

  • John P. Gluck. Professor emeritus of psychology; senior advisor to the president on animal research ethics and welfare at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (USA);  research professor of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, Washington, DC (USA).

     
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date (print): 2016-10
  • ISBN (print): 978-0-226-37565-6
  • ISBN (ebook PDF): 978-0-226-37579-3

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