The newest edition to a series of animal welfare books from the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) and Wiley-Blackwell has been published.
The tenth title, The Welfare of Animals Used in Research: Practice and Ethics by Robert C Hubrecht, presents a comprehensive and probing overview of the issues surrounding the use of animals in scientific research.
It has a particular focus on the animal welfare implications and ethics of the use of animals in scientific research and how issues pertaining to this are addressed in practice.
It details the advances in animal welfare and the development of the 3Rs, and how these are fundamental to the use and regulation of the use of animals in research.
The book, written for an international audience, is a useful introduction to the issues involved in laboratory animal welfare for researchers, animal care staff, animal welfare scientists, those involved in ethical review and all those interested in the subject.
Dr Hubrecht is chief executive and scientific director of the UFAW, where his work in this field over many years has been internationally recognised as having contributed greatly to the advancement of welfare for research animals.
He is also co-editor of the UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals.