Farmed Animal Law & Policy Fellowship 2017-2018
Harvard Law School

Deadline: March 25, 2017

Harvard Law School's Animal Law & Policy Program is inviting applications for Fellowships in...

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Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics

Petrie-Flom Center, Course begins September 6, 2016. Register now!

>Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetic


An introduction...

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Call for Papers: The Animal Welfare Act
Harvard Law School

Deadline: April 5, 2016

The Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce The Animal Welfare...

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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...

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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.

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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 resea...

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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 resear...

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Special Section: Moving Forward in Animal Research Ethics

Cambridge Journals, October 2015

The articles in this special section address a range of issues relating to animal research, law, and...

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Salad Days: Professor Jacob Gersen on the rise of food law

Harvard Crimson, September 29, 2015
by Michael Zuckerman, quoting Jacob Gersen (Director, Food Law Lab at the Petrie-Flom Center& Affiliated Faculty)

From the article


[...] Much of Harvard Law School now seems hungry to talk about it, too. In addit...

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How Champion-Pony Clones Have Transformed the Game of Polo

Vanity Fair, August 2015
by Haley Cohen, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director)

From the article: 


[...] In horses, as in other species, certain experiences and conditions ca...

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National Animal Law Competitions, FREE for HLS students
Harvard Law School

Deadline: February 27, 2015

Interested in moot court, or lobbying? Sign up for the National Animal Law Competition at Harva...

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2015 - 2017 Animal Law Academic Fellowship
Animal Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

Deadline: January 19, 2015

The Animal Law Academic Fellowship is a two-year full-time residential program designed to iden...

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Summer Institute in Bioethics
Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University

Deadline: January 17, 2015

>Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics is again hosting its intensive Summer...

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Special Issue: Rethinking the Ethics of Research Involving Non-Human Animals

Tom Beauchamp, Hope R. Ferdowsian, John P. Gluck, Issue Eds., April 2014

The articles in this issue assess how moral argument and empirical studies stand to guide animal res...

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The Use of Nonhuman Animals in Biomedical Research

Paper presented at the 17th Annual Thomas A. Pitts Memorial Lectureship, Medical University of South Carolina, October 29-30, 2010
by Dario L. Ringach

One scientist's response to key objections against animal research, and an argument that the res...

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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 Po...

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Are We Willing to Fight for Our Research?

14 Ann. Rev. of Neuroscience, 1991
by David H. Hubel

Neuroscientist David H. Hubel's 1991 argument that scientists need to advocate for and educate t...

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Animal Liberation

by Peter Singer

In this book, renowned philosopher Peter Singer addresses “speciesism” and addresses ani...

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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...

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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 scienti...

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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 a...

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Rethinking Personhood: Fetuses, Animals, and Robots

Monday, March 04, 2013
Lectures and Panels
Austin Hall 111, Harvard Law School
Watch Event Recordings

Are there entities that we do not (or would not) recognize as persons but should, or entities that w...

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