Susan Kopp, “Training the Next Generation,” Animal Research Ethics: Evolving Views and Practices,
ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES: SEEDS OF CHANGE
Training the Next Generation
Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012
© 2012 The Hastings Center
Hastings Center Report
Volume 42, Issue s1, pages S19–S22, November-December 2012
How to Cite
Kopp, S. (2012), Training the Next Generation. Hastings Center Report, 42: S19–S22. doi: 10.1002/hast.103
- Issue published online: 8 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 8 NOV 2012
As an educator in an urban veterinary technology program, I often encounter students beginning their professional studies who are passionate about their commitment to a career working with animals. Typically, they have also firmly decided that they will never accept a job in the animal research field. They object to animal research in general because of what they assume is the abject mistreatment of animals housed in laboratories.
Chatting again with these students two years later as they prepare for graduation, however, I am increasingly finding that many reconsider those firm convictions. In fact, even in a strong job market for veterinary technicians, some of these graduates are actually choosing to enter the laboratory animal care field.
What is causing such an about-face?