Nature of the Problem

Donna Yarri

in The Ethics of Animal Experimentation

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195181791
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835744 | DOI:

Series: AAR Academy Series

 Nature of the Problem

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This chapter examines the factual situation with regard to animal experimentation. It includes information on the important definitions, as well as the prevalence of the practice, the type and number of animals used, the different types of research typically performed on animals, and animal legislation in place to protect them. The Animal Welfare Act is presented, along with its various amendments throughout the years.

Keywords: animals; animal experimentation; animal legislation; Animal Welfare Act; research

Chapter.  4154 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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