Larry Carbone, a veterinarian who is in charge of the lab animal welfare assurance program at a major research university, presents this scholarly history of animal rights. Biomedical researchers, and the less fanatical among the animal rights activists will find this book reasonable, humane, and novel in its perspective. It brings a novel, sociological perspective to an area that has been addressed largely from a philosophical perspective, or from the entrenched positions of highly committed advocates of a particular position in the debate.
Larry Carbone, Director of the Animal Welfare Assurance Program, University of California, San Francisco
"Ultimately, the book is a great read for anyone interested in animal ethics. It provides an important history of how actual decisions in the real world that affect animals were made, and how such decisions are tied to the ethical theories of philosophers, the demands of animal protectionists, and the assumptions of research scientists." - Anthrozoos, 2006
I: Introduction: What animals want
2: Life in the animal laboratory
3: Animal Welfare: Philosophy meets science
4: A rat is a pig: The significance of species
5: Performance Standards: How big is your guinea pig's house?
6: Centaurs and Science: The professionalization of laboratory animal care and use
7: The problem of pain
8: The animal advocates
9: Death by decapitation: A case study
10: Dog walkers and monkey psychiatrists
II: A look to the future