Animal research: debates


Knight A. Animals in research: do the costs outweigh the benefits? TheConversation.com, 07 Aug. 2013
https://theconversation.com/animals-in-research-do-the-costs-outweigh-the-benefits-16390

Recently in www.TheConversation.com Prof Gavin McNally of the University of New South Wales championed animal experimentation. In my response I discuss evidence of the poor social utility of animal experiments revealed by systematic reviews, as well as the shortcomings of Australia's regulatory system, and of animal ethics committees.



Knight A & McEwen F. Animals in research: against and for.’ Vet Practice [UK] 2012; 43(11): 39.
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Dr Fiona McEwen, Vice-President of the Institute of Animal Technology, published an article: ‘Animal research: necessary evil ... or moral good?’ in the November issue of Veterinary Practice (43 (9): 20-21). These letters provided my critique, and the author’s response.



Knight A. The costs and benefits of animal experiments. New Internationalist; 2011, Jul. 07.
www.newint.org/blog/2011/07/07/animal-testing-costs-benefits/

An editorial on animal experimentation following a recent debate in New Internationalist between Helen Marston of Humane Research Australia and Laurie Pycroft of Pro-Test (see www.newint.org/sections/argument/2011/06/01/animal-testing-medical-research-laurie-pycroft-pro-test/)