Ethics Lunch & Learn: Animals in Medical Research
Thu 25 February 2021 13:00-14:00
The Research Defence Society (RDS; London, UK), an organization representing doctors and scientists in the debate on the use of animals in research and testing, welcomes the greater openness that the FOI Act brings to discussions about animal research. [...] RDS considers that the use of animals in research can be ethically and morally justified. [...] (The author) supports a healthy and continued debate on the use of animals in research. (The ethics of animal research: Talking Point on the use of animals in scientific research by Simon Festing & Robin Wilkinson; EMBO reports VOL 8 | NO 6 | 2007; pp 526-530)
SPECIAL GUEST: Chris Handley
Chris has been working as a named veterinary surgeon for the Royal Vet College for 6 years, providing advice on veterinary care, anaesthetic and surgical procedures used in research. His main focus is on early stage licensee training and ensuring an understanding of basic anaesthetic and surgical principles to ensure better welfare for animals in procedures. As a consultation service they provide advice to a wide variety of animal research facilities from academia, big pharma and contract research organisations on a variety of research fields.
He will be providing a brief overview of the governance of research animals in the UK before we continue with the ELL discussion!