Morally indefensible research?

A response to our ethics debate in the September issue.

The question posed by Professor Cassaday (‘Is it ethically appropriate to conduct studies on animals that have the objective to further our understanding of animal behaviour?’, September 2017) has only one answer. No. It is not ethically appropriate, ever, to conduct laboratory studies of animals, irrespective of the purported aims and objectives. To imprison sentient, complex and sensitive animals


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