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Australian vet student condemns harmful animal use

4 Dec 2012

For vet students everywhere, I highly recommend Catherine Tiplady's article 'Animal Use in Veterinary Education -- The Need for a Fourth R: Respect' in the new journal PiLAS ( http://www.atla.org.uk /). I've tried to attach it here -- not sure if this will work. The accounts of curricular animal abuse and the attitudes of some vet students are very disturbing. I encourage other students and graduates in the life and health sciences to similarly publish in the academic literature their own accounts of any animal abuse they experience, and add to Catherine's call to stamp out these disgraceful practices, and replace them with humane teaching methods and respect for the lives of animals.

Thank you,

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Andrew Knight DipECAWBM (WSEL), PhD, MRCVS, FOCAE

- European Veterinary Specialist in Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

- Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

- Spokesperson, Animals Count: a UK political party for people and animals

- Director, Animal Consultants International

-- author: The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments, Palgrave Macillan 2011 --

-- http://www.andrewknight.info/animal_experiments_book.html --

www.AnimalConsultants.org

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