Do Chimps Have Human Rights?

Time, December 2, 2013
by Bryan Walsh

As scientists have studied the chimpanzee, they’ve found more and more similarities between humans and their closest living relatives. But when it comes to the courts, chimps and humans couldn’t…

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Peter Singer Advocates for Animal Rights

The Harvard Crimson, November 10, 2013
by Joanna R. Schacter

[...] Friday’s talk was part of a series sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at the Law School. Singer also spoke later in the…

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Ethics and Animals: Where Are We Now?
A lecture by Peter Singer

Friday, November 08, 2013 12:00 PM
Lectures and Panels
Austin 200 (Ames Courtroom)
1515 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

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In this lecture by Professor Peter Singer, he argued that we owe animals equal consideration of interests.  He elaborated on…

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The ethics of animal tests:

The Observer, October 12, 2013
by Robin McKie

As a national debate is launched on animal research, Robin McKie meets the London scientists whose work goes to the heart of an ethical controversy

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Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH


OLAW provides guidance and interpretation of the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, supports educational programs, and monitors compliance with the Policy.  This site…

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The Animal Welfare Act:

Congressional Research Service, September 2010

This report reviews key provisions of the Animal Welfare Act and related legislative action.

Read More is an information resource for members and staff of institutional animal care and use committees (IACUCs), entities that must be established by institutions that use lab animals for research…

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Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity

Institute of Medicine

IOM was asked to conduct an analysis of the scientific necessity of chimpanzees for NIH-funded research.  In this report, it establishes a set of uniform, restrictive criteria to guide research…

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NIH Policy Regarding the Use of Chimps in Research

This site describes NIH’s plans to substantially reduce the use of chimps in NIH-funded research, and includes a variety of links describing the history of this decision.

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Animal Liberation

by Peter Singer

In this book, renowned philosopher Peter Singer addresses “speciesism” and addresses animal research in Chapter 2.

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The Regulation of Animal Research and the Emergence of Animal Ethics: A Conceptual History

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
by Bernard E. Rollin

This article reviews the conceptual history of the regulation of animal research, explores the main legal provisions, and addresses future directions.

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The Ethics of Animal Research

EMBO Reports, 2007
by Simon Festing and Robin Wilkinson

This commentary article discusses the benefits, costs, and ethics issues of using animals in scientific research, with a focus on the legal frameworks in the UK and other European countries.

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National Anti-Vivisection Society

This organization is devoted to advancing science without harming animals.

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Speaking of Research

This organization aims to provide accurate information about the importance of animal research and animal testing in medical and veterinary science.

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Rethinking Personhood:
Fetuses, Animals, and Robots

Monday, March 04, 2013
Lectures and Panels
Austin Hall 111, Harvard Law School
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Are there entities that we do not (or would not) recognize as persons but should, or entities that we do…

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