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Science, culture, and care in laboratory animal research: interdisciplinary perspectives on the history and future of the 3Rs

Davies, Gail; Greenhough, Beth J.; Hobson-West, Pru; Kirk, Robert G.W.

Authors

Gail Davies

Beth J. Greenhough

Robert G.W. Kirk



Abstract

The principles of the 3Rs—replacement, refinement, and reduction—strongly shape discussion of methods for performing more humane animal research and the regulation of this contested area of technoscience. This special issue looks back to the origins of the 3Rs principles through five papers that explore how it is enacted and challenged in practice and that develop critical considerations about its future. Three themes connect the papers in this special issue. These are (1) the multiplicity of roles enacted by those who use and care for animals in research, (2) the distribution of “feelings that matter” across species and spaces of laboratory animal practice, and (3) the growing importance of “cultures of care” in animal research.

Citation

Davies, G., Greenhough, B. J., Hobson-West, P., & Kirk, R. G. (in press). Science, culture, and care in laboratory animal research: interdisciplinary perspectives on the history and future of the 3Rs. Science, Technology, and Human Values, 43(4), https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243918757034

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 13, 2018
Deposit Date Mar 5, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 5, 2018
Journal Science, Technology & Human Values
Print ISSN 0162-2439
Electronic ISSN 1552-8251
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 4
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243918757034
Keywords Laboratory animals; Ethics; Responsibility; Care; Sentience; Haraway
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/911588
Publisher URL https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243918757034
Additional Information Copyright © 2018 by SAGE Publications

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