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Science Weighs In At Last: Part Two

Norm Phelps: Science Weighs In At Last: Part Two
Response to Gary Francione�s Comments of March 3, 2011

Last year, two agricultural economists from prominent American universities concluded a study on whether publicity about the suffering of farmed animals affects the demand for meat. Earlier this year, I reported their findings on the European Vegetarian and Animal News Alliance (EVANA) (�Science Weighs in at Last,� February 17)*.

On March 3, 2011, Gary Francione, whom I quoted extensively in the February article, responded with a post on his blog Animal Rights: The Abolitionist Approach headlined �Science Weighs In: Animal Welfare Reform is Useless.� In this blog post, Professor Francione announced that he was consulting with colleagues who are expert in statistical analysis and that he would post �a more formal reply as things shape up.

In the meantime, he claimed (without further elaborating) that the study �suffers from multiple methodological problems and is poorly designed.�

More than five months have passed without further comment from Professor Francione, I am reluctant to wait any longer for the appearance of his formal reply, and I believe it is important to reply to claims made in his interim response.�...

Source: Read the complete article on Norm Phelps� website
Autor: Norm Phelps
Link: Science Weighs In At Last - February 2011 *

Date: 2011-07-10
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