Information on animal research for schoolchildren
Are you going to write a report on the use of laboratory animals? Maybe this will be of use to you.
Modern laboratory animal science is based on a principle known as the three Rs. You can read more about them here.
The Spanish Laboratory Animal Science Association, SECAL, has produced a two-volume set, in Spanish, entitled Mi experiencia con la ciencia – Experimentación animal para niños (My Experience with Science: Animal Research for children).
In a series called Frontiers for Young Minds, Rachel Tanner has written a piece called The 3Rs: What are Medical Scientists Doing about Animal Testing?
Is animal testing always wrong? A lesson starter for schools, written by the RSPCA, UK. The RSPCA's Research Animal Department also works to promote ethics and animal welfare in tertiary education.
The international organisation Speaking of Research, the US organisations Foundation for Biomedical Research and Americans for Medical Progress, the British organisation Understanding Animal Research (UAR) and the The European Animal Research Association have collections of frequently asked questions about animal experimentation.
The Kids 4 Research site provides more information on aspects of animal research, including the animals used, diseases that have been studied by animal experimentation and product safety.
Scientific American published several papers that present the arguments for and against animal research in February 1997. These were followed by an article written by one of the parties. Several articles have also been published in the New Scientist.
The Danish philosopher Peter Sandøe has written many articles on animal ethics.
The views of the major world religions on the subject of animal experimentation.
Here is a report (in Norwegian) from a pupil who visited us.
The book Science, Medicine and Animals discusses how animals are used in biomedical research.
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