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Laboratory animal science represents a challenging and controversial form of human-animal relations because its practice involves the deliberate and inadvertent harming and killing of animals. We propose that different notions of care are enacted alongside, not only permitted levels of harm inflicted on research animals following research protocols, but also harms to ATs in the processes of caring and killing animals.
Attuning to laboratory animals and telling stories: Learning animal geography research skills from animal technologists
This paper draws on ethnographic work with laboratory animal technologists to offer insights into the skills required to study human–animal relations and the role played by storytelling in negotiating the contested moral economies of animal research.
We are delighted to publish this guest blog as part of our Coronavirus Connections series.
I visited the Craft and Graft exhibition at the Crick Institute before it closure in early February 2020.
On the 29th of November 2018, Animal Research Nexus team members helped to organise an event on the standardisation of welfare terminology.