Dog walkers and monkey psychiatrists

Larry Carbone

in What Animals Want

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780195161960
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790067 | DOI:
 Dog walkers and monkey psychiatrists

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Claiming a billion-dollar price tag for compliance, the biomedical research community reacted forcefully to two new provisions of the 1985 Animal Welfare Act amendment calling for exercise programs for dogs and for maintenance of the psychological well-being of primates. This chapter reviews this history, including a look at the scientific studies of dog exercise that were deployed to allay expensive exercise regulations, as veterinarian-scientists fought an uphill battle in convincing the USDA that despite what “everyone knows” about dogs, they neither need nor choose more exercise than what they can get living alone in a small cage.

Keywords: animal rights; dogs; monkeys; Animal Welfare Act; exercise programs; animal welfare; psychological well-being

Chapter.  15877 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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