Chapter

Animal Pain

Donna Yarri

in The Ethics of Animal Experimentation

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195181791
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835744 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195181794.003.0004

Series: AAR Academy Series

 Animal Pain

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The issue of animal sentience, particularly animal pain and suffering, is probably the most significant one in animal experimentation. Many experimental procedures cause significant harm for laboratory animals. After arguing for the reality of the harm caused to animals, this chapter offers specific suggestions on how to minimize this harm, which need to be more widely utilized. These include alternatives to the use of animals (particularly the 3Rs), refining current animal legislation, rigorous application of both pain scales and the use of drugs, improved animal husbandry conditions, and humane euthanasia, when it is necessary.

Keywords: sentience; animal pain; animal suffering; animal experimentation; alternatives; animal legislation; drugs; animal husbandry; euthanasia; 3Rs

Chapter.  14425 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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