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An Odyssey with Animals: A Veterinarian's Reflections on the Animal Rights & Welfare Debate

Adrian R. Morrison


The relationship between animals and humans is more complex today than ever before. Animal–human interaction has engendered a bitter enmity between animal rights activists and the biomedical researchers whose work depends on the use (and oftentimes the killing) of laboratory animals. This book—which argues that humane animal use in biomedical research is an indispensable tool of medical science, and that efforts to halt such use constitute a grave threat to human health and wellbeing— is the culmination of the author's years spent negotiating the treacherous divide between a legitimate concern ... More

Keywords: animals, human health, biomedical research, animal rights, humane research, agriculture, hunting, education, medical science, laboratory animals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195374445
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374445.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian R. Morrison, author