ORI Introduction to RCR: Chapter 4. The Welfare of Laboratory Animals

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  1. Should all animals used in research be treated the same or are there reasons to treat some animals differently than others?
  2. Are there some animals that should not be used in research? 
  3. What circumstances justify pain and suffering of experimental animals?
  4. How should research animals be procured? How should they be housed and treated during experiments?
  5. How should members of IACUCs be selected? What constituencies should be represented on IACUCs?

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