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Lobbying against compassion: speciesist discourse in the vivisection industrial complex

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dc.contributor.author Almiron, Núria, 1967-
dc.contributor.author Khazaal, Natalie
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-15T14:12:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-15T14:12:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Almiron N, Khazaal N. Lobbying against compassion: speciesist discourse in the vivisection industrial complex. Am Behav Sci. 2016;60(3):256-75. DOI: 10.1177/0002764215613402
dc.identifier.issn 0002-7642
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/33235
dc.description.abstract The entire span of animal research from captivity to death causes immense suffering for hundreds of millions of nonhuman animals every year. Their suffering also disturbs the public, which is increasingly aware—due to animal advocacy, scientists’ testaments, and growing direct evidence—that animals’ use in biomedical research is more a matter of tradition than any proven superiority of vivisection over other modes of experimentation. Yet in response, the vivisection industrial complex lobbies against animal welfare regulation and animal rights activism. This article discusses how the political economy of the vivisection industry supports the speciesist business of animal testing by mimicking the language of animal welfare to increasingly obstruct the public’s compassion.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Am Behav Sci. 2016;60(3):256-75
dc.rights The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in American Behavioral Scientist, 60/3, October/2015 by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © 2015 SAGE Publications
dc.title Lobbying against compassion: speciesist discourse in the vivisection industrial complex
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0002764215615161
dc.subject.keyword Animal research
dc.subject.keyword Animal testing
dc.subject.keyword Animal experimentation
dc.subject.keyword Vivisection
dc.subject.keyword Speciesism
dc.subject.keyword Lobbying
dc.subject.keyword Political economy
dc.subject.keyword Compassion
dc.subject.keyword Ethics
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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