Book: The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments

PRESS RELEASE 27 MAY 2011

Are animal experiments justified? A book published today by Palgrave Macmillan sheds new light on one of the greatest controversies in animal ethics.


This comprehensive review of recent scientific evidence examines the contributions of animal experimentation to human healthcare, and the extent to which animals suffer as a result. It asks whether students really need to dissect or experiment on animals, and examines the effects on their attitudes towards them.

Bioethicist and veterinarian Andrew Knight presents more than a decade of ground- breaking scientific research, analysis and experience to provide evidence-based answers to a key question: is animal experimentation ethically justifiable?

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