Humane Talk ®

Humane Talk features conversations with Thought Leaders in animal welfare, whose books or scientific studies focus on  practical and philosophical issues regarding society's attitudes and interactions with various non-human species. Discussions with members of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) are about applying humane and ethical principles to the way veterinary medicine is practiced in America and around the world, on animals used in research, food production, and pharmacology as well as companion animals.Interviews with social scientists and authors focus on the emotional and social lives of creatures other than human. [Please note: conversations with Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, were previously recorded in 2012 and 2013. Please visit humanesociety.org for more up-to-date information.]

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Discussing the Ethics of Animal Research

Humane Talk (06-19-2017) #8069: Is research on animals moral? A continuation of a conversation with John Gluck, a member of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, who got a fellowship in bioethics in 1993. Animal research ethics are not typically studied — a desire for “proof” done by scientific standards. He and Tracie discuss the difference between trivial vs. important experiments, and how public opinion has driven concerns and change about how, when and if animal research should be conducted.