NABR Members are invited to join NABR on Wednesday December 9th at 12:30 p.m. EST when Jerrold Tannebaum returns to our webinar series to discuss “Animal Ethics, Animal Ideology, and the Defense of Animal Research: Why Appealing to Science and the Benefits of Research Alone Will Not Work.”
This webinar will explain why appealing to science and the benefits of animal research have not been working – and cannot work – unless and until the research community appreciates developments and trends in the field of animal ethics. The webinar will also explain how opponents of the use of animals to benefit humans and animals have come to dominate discussions of animal research ethics and are turning academics, lawyers, judges, legislators, college students, and members of the public against animal research.
As will be discussed, successive theoretical ethical approaches to animal use have diminished the importance of facts and science in discussions of animal research and other human uses of animals. An ideology has been established that diminishes the value of or is impervious to appealing to demonstrable facts and sound science in defending animal research. Thus, the kinds of arguments the research community has been making in favor of animal research are striking an increasing number of people as unimportant or irrelevant. The webinar will also suggest ways in which the research community might counter this ideological, anti-empirical approach to animal research.
NABR Members should register for the webinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5115600304130092043
Questions should be submitted in advance to [email protected]. They will be reviewed and formatted to prevent duplication and will be answered in the order they are received, so please submit them as soon as possible. As in the past, we will schedule the session for an hour but will continue the webinar until all questions have been addressed.
Reminder: Access to Webinars are a NABR member only service. With NABR membership, your institution will receive unlimited complimentary access to our quarterly webinars along with a host of other services and educational opportunities.
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Posted on October 19, 2020