Adventure: extreme ironing, St Kitts

At Ross U we're totally dedicated to the welfare of our students. So when the opportunity to assist with a student fundraiser came along, I couldn't say no. And besides, part of the proceeds also went to an animal charity. And so began another epic Kittitian ironing adventure! Don’t miss the pics or video!

Book chapter: animal assisted interventions

Animals are increasingly used in animal-assisted activities, service animal programs and animal-assisted therapies. On the face of it, such uses may seem meritorious, given the benefits that may accrue to the human companions of these animals. But what of the animals themselves? Dig a little deeper, and this issue becomes a lot more morally problematic than is apparent at first glance. My short review of this issue has just been published in a six volume encyclopedia of bioethics (Bioethics 4th Edn., Macmillan Reference) and is available here.

Article: animal experimentation

The UK-based Biochemical Society has just published a special edition of their journal ‘The Biochemist’ entitled Replacement (of animals) in Research. My article ‘Weighing the harms and benefits: invasive animal research’ is included.