Institutionalized Ethical Assessments of Animal Experiments

B Bovenkerk, Lonneke Poort

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In order to safeguard animal welfare, in many countries, researchers have to apply for a permit to carry out animal experiments, and this application is assessed by an animal experimentation committee. In this chapter, we zoom in on the assessment made by such committees. How do they weigh the justification of the goal of the experiments against the harm to the animals? What sort of moral dilemmas and institutional challenges do they face?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics
EditorsBob Fischer
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
ISBN (Electronic)9781315105840
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Research programs

  • SAI 2010-01 RRL


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