Animal research: debates

Knight A. Animals in research: do the costs outweigh the benefits?, 07 Aug. 2013

Recently in 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.

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