Friday, October 25, 2013

New Book

The book "Laboratory Animal Welfare" is out.  This includes a chapter by Gail Golab and myself called "Chapter 1 – History, Philosophies, and Concepts of Animal Welfare".

I can't claim this chapter is a thrill a minute.  But it is a useful exercise, I think, to sit down and think: 'how did we get here?'.  That essentially is what this chapter is, when it comes to how we deal with the welfare of laboratory animals.

It includes a brief timelines of the major developments in the three dimensions of public events (history), the work of philosophers (philosophy), and the word of scientists and regulators (concepts).  I hope putting this all in one place, rather briefly and as clearly as possible, will be useful to some people out there.

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