ATLA 25.2, March 1997

//ATLA 25.2, March 1997

Mad Cows, Chimpanzees and other So-called Evolved Primates

The Scientific Committee Pro Anima

The scientific literature (for example, Nature, London 382, 574, 1996) makes shattering declarations, ascribing the mad
cow disease (BSE) crisis to the reticence of the authorities and their guilt for not having organised suitable and consistent
research programmes for answering the question of the possible transmissibility of BSE to human beings. And what should the authorities have done? Instead of contenting themselves with injecting BSE brain pulp into the skulls of three macaques (see Lasm├ęzas et al.
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Conference Report

Maggy Jennings

This congress, organised jointly by the European Biomedical Research Association (EBRA) and the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA), was held in Brussels in December 1996. The aim of the congress was to bring together people from diverse backgrounds to stimulate discussion and debate on the ethics of animal research, and to seek areas of common ground between the animal protection movement and animal researchers. The speakers therefore represented a wide range of views, and included research scientists, government regulators, philosophers and animal welfarists.
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Book Reviews

Caren Broadhead, Krys Bottrill, Rachel Ward, Marlies Halder, Robin Cooper-Hannan and Donald W. Straughan

In Britain, many dogs are kept in kennelling for various reasons such as boarding, quarantine and research. A number of papers have focused on optimising the welfare of dogs in research institutions by improving housing conditions. However, little attention has been paid to the noise levels which occur in dog kennels, and the potential adverse effects on dogs.
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