An estimated 100 million nonhuman vertebrates
worldwide--including primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters,
birds, rats, and mice--are bred, captured, or otherwise acquired
every year for research purposes. Much of this research is
seriously detrimental to the welfare of these animals, causing
pain, distress, injury, or death. This book explores the ethical
controversies that have arisen over animal research, examining
closely the... more...