David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Science and Engineering Ethics 12 (1):103-110 (2006)
The use of experimental animals, mostly rodents, in biomedical research and especially in oncology and immunology should be acknowledged with respect, recognizing the contribution of animal experimentation in the fascinating scientific progress in these disciplines of research. It is an obligation of the investigator to justify the scientific and ethical aspects of each study requiring the use of animals. The international guiding principles for using animals in biomedical research are well defined and have been distributed worldwide by the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) since 1956, when this Organization was founded. In Poland the ICLAS philosophy and principles are highly respected and were implemented firstly by the members of the Commission on Biology of Experimental Animals appointed in 1962 by the Department of Medical Science of the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw. Animal Protection Acts, first proclaimed in 1928 were gradually modified and improved. Actual legislation (enacted in 1997, 2003 and 2005) is consistent with EU Directives (86/609/EEC) and follows the internationally recommended principles that include ICLAS guidelines concerning animal welfare and care condition in biomedical research. The problem of “alternative methods” is briefly discussed. Dr. Donald Boisvert, CCAC — Canadian Council on Animal Care.
|Keywords||animal experimentation scientific vs. ethical aspects animal welfare and care ICLAS’ philosophy and guidance alternative methods|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Kathy Rudy (2011). Loving Animals: Toward a New Animal Advocacy. Univ of Minnesota Press.
Jennifer J. Eldridge & John P. Gluck (1996). Gender Differences in Attitudes Toward Animal Research. Ethics and Behavior 6 (3):239 – 256.
Claire Molloy (2011). Popular Media and Animals. Palgrave Macmillan.
Mark Rice (2011). The Institutional Review Board is an Impediment to Human Research: The Result is More Animal-Based Research. Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine 6 (1):12-.
James Parker (1994). The Protection of Laboratory Animals: A Response to Stephenson. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 19 (4):389-394.
Rebecca Dresser (1988). Standards for Animal Research: Looking at the Middle. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 13 (2):123-143.
Donald A. Saucier & Mary E. Cain (2006). The Foundations of Attitudes About Animal Research. Ethics and Behavior 16 (2):117 – 133.
Hope Ferdowsian (2011). Human and Animal Research Guidelines: Aligning Ethical Constructs with New Scientific Developments. Bioethics 25 (8):472-478.
Ellen-Marie Forsberg (2011). Inspiring Respect for Animals Through the Law? Current Development in the Norwegian Animal Welfare Legislation. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 24 (4):351-366.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #141,141 of 1,099,549 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #300,754 of 1,099,549 )
How can I increase my downloads?