Here are some links to materials that both support and oppose the use
of animals in research, arguing that they are necessary to save lives,
or that either (a) they are unneeded for that purpose, or (b) animal
testing is morally repugnant, regardless of any medical benefits that
we might realize.
Americans for Medical Progress
ANIMALS IN RESEARCH
...recent books on animal research, medical progress, and related topics
[pro-research books listed include]:
--Animal Research and Human Health: Advancing Human Welfare Through
Behavioral Science (Decade of Behavior)
Carroll, Marilyn E. & Overmier, J. Bruce (eds.), American
Psychological Association: 2001
--Animal Research is Vital to Medicine : A Scientific American article
Botting, Jack H. & Morrison, Adrian R., ibooks, inc.: 2002
--Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights
Guerrini, Anita, The Johns Hopkins University Press: 2003
--Laboratory Animals in Research and Teaching: Ethics, Care, and Methods
Akins, Chana K., Panicker, Sangeeta, & Cunningham, Christopher L.
(eds.), American Psychological Association: 2004
--The Process of New Drug Discovery and Development, Second Edition
Smith, Charles G., O'Donnell, James T. (eds.), Informa Healthcare: 2006
...Nearly every medical advancement over the past 100 years involved
Coalition for Medical Progress (UK)
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
States United for Biomedical Research
Animal Welfare Act & Regulations - USDA
Foundation for Biomedical Research
Facts vs Myths
Proud Achievements of Animal Research
The Importance of Being a Mouse
Nobel Prizes...The Payoff from Animal Research
And on the other side of the issue:
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA
--AIDS: Contagion and Confusion
--Alternatives: Testing Without Torture
--Cancer: Why We're Losing the 'War'
--Dissection: Lessons in Cruelty
Other PETA Web Sites
The New England Anti-Vivisection Society
...The New England Anti-Vivisection Society, founded in 1895, works to
expose and replace animal experiments in laboratories and classrooms
with ethically and scientifically responsible modern research methods
and to protect human beings who may be subjected to such experiments.
Chimpanzees ? From stage to lab cage . . . chimpanzees in research and
Rats ? When is an animal not an animal . . . rats as research "tools"
in laboratory experiments
Birds ? No one knows how many . . .the use of birds in agricultural
and biomedical research
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