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Both Sides Criticize Aspects Of New Report On Animal Research Debate

Research Debate Author:NEERAJA SANKARAN, pp.3 Date: May 30,1994 A preliminary report on the results of an extensive exploration of issues involving animal research, conducted by Tufts University's Center for Animals & Public Policy, is drawing both favorable and unfavorable reactions from various constituencies within the animal-research and animal-protection communities. Andrew Rowan, the director of the Tufts center and the prin

Neeraja Sankaran

Research Debate Author:NEERAJA SANKARAN, pp.3
Date: May 30,1994

A preliminary report on the results of an extensive exploration of issues involving animal research, conducted by Tufts University's Center for Animals & Public Policy, is drawing both favorable and unfavorable reactions from various constituencies within the animal-research and animal-protection communities.

Andrew Rowan, the director of the Tufts center and the principal author of the report, entitled "The Animal Research Controversy," released a limited number of copies to members of the press and several interested groups two months ago. Coauthored by Franklin Loew, the dean of the North Grafton, Mass., based-Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, and Joan Weer, program coordinator at the center, the 186-page report, plus a few additional chapters, is due to be published as a book later this year.

The major aims of the study, according to Rowan, were to explore the middle ground between animal-research advocates...

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