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animal_experimetation Animal Experimentation: A Harvest of Shame by Moneim A. Fadali, M.D.
Hidden Springs Press, 1996
Dr. Fadali has made a difficult and often complex issue, animal experimentation, comprehensible to the average reader. Dr. Fadali seeks an end to experiments on animals and a return to compassion in the research laboratory. He examines animal experimentation not just from its ethical standpoint but from the view of the problems it has caused both doctors and patients.
Nonfiction, Secondary Topic: Animal Welfare/Rights
animal_human_psychology Animal Models of Human Psychology: Critique of Science, Ethics and Policy
by Kenneth Shapiro
Hogrefe & Huber, 1998
Shapiro uses a combination of methods to present a scholarly work that is easy to read. He gets us to look at our assumptions about using animal models to study human behavior.
cruel_deception Cruel Deception, The: The Use of Animals in Medical Research by Robert Sharpe
Thorsons Publishers, 1988
Sharpe argues that vivisection has done more harm than good. He believes that vivisection is misleading scientists in finding much needed cures to diseases and causing the expenditure of billions of dollars for research that has not helped, and in many cases has hindered, finding cures for a myriad of human diseases and conditions.
unheeded_cry Unheeded Cry, The: Animal Consciousness, Animal Pain, and Science by Bernard E. Rollin
Oxford University Press, 1990
Rollin explains why and how scientists have been so cavalier about animal use, animal pain, and the moral questions they raise. He explores the damage caused by this position, both morally and scientifically. He traces the development of changing attitudes towards animals and shows how growing social concern about the way we treat them is forcing science to return to a common-sense view.
zoobiquity Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us about Health and the Science of Healing
by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., and Kathryn Bowers
Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
In easy-to-read prose, the authors explore the common bonds between nonhuman and human animals and the various diseases and conditions both experience. From why animals faint to how they (and we) get fat, from sexually transmitted diseases to animal adolescence, the authors take us through studies that show our common bonds and what medical doctors can learn from veterinarians and vice versa. While the purpose of the book is not to inform about the use of animals in invasive research, a case certainly can be made that since we and they are so close as to learn from each other, why are we experimenting on them?


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