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The Animal Experimentation Debate: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues) (Hardcover)

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Reviewing the topic from antiquity to the present day, this book examines the debate over the use of animals in research in a fair and balanced way.

The debate over the use of nonhuman animals in experimental research has gone on for centuries, and it continues as vigorously today as it ever has. In fact, in the last decade, the controversy has intensified, making animal testing a topic at the highest level of debate of any socioscientific issue in the United States. This book presents all sides of the issue so that readers can come to their own conclusions as to the morality and validity of animal experimentation, and provides biographies of individuals and descriptions of organizations that have been involved in the debate over the centuries. Additionally, it documents the historical shift in thinking that made animal experimentation commonplace between the time of the ancient Greeks and the 19th century, to the mindset of some who argue for an end to the practice and alternative ways of conducting medical experimentation to benefit human health.

About the Author

David E. Newton is the author of more than 400 textbooks, encyclopedias, workbooks, and other educational materials, primarily in the field of science and math.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781610693172
ISBN-10: 1610693175
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Publication Date: May 9th, 2013
Pages: 344
Language: English
Series: Contemporary World Issues (Hardcover)
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