Saturday, August 4, 2012

ARZone Podcast 47: Dr. Andrew Knight

Episode 47 features special guest Dr. Andrew Knight. Andrew talks about his book The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments, the problem of vivisection, the use of other animals in veterinary schools, vegan ultramarthons and fitness, and much more. Approx. 44 min audio podcast.

Dr. Andrew Knight is an Australian bioethicist and European Veterinary Specialist in Welfare Science, Ethics and Law who lives and practices veterinary medicine in London. He is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, the Director of Animal Consultants International, which provides multidisciplinary expertise for animal issues, and he is spokesperson for Animals Count, a British political party for people and animals.

Andrew has produced over 50 scientific publications on animal issues. His key publications include a major series examining the contributions to human health-care of animal experiments. His work has attracted several awards at international scientific conferences, and forms the basis for his 2010 PhD as well as providing the foundations for his 2011 book The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments.

Andrew’s other publications have examined the contributions of the livestock sector to climate change, vegan companion animal diets, the animal welfare standards of veterinarians, and the latest evidence about animal cognitive and related abilities and the resultant moral implications.

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Please click on the following links to learn more about Andrew's work:  

The book: The Costs and Benefits of Animal Experiments:  

Andrew's informational websites on animal experimentation ( and humane teaching methods (

Animals Count: a British political party for people and animals:  

The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics:

Animal Consultants International:  

The Extreme Vegan Sporting Association:  

The first vegan ultra-marathon (not run by, but in accordance with the aims and ethos of the Extreme Vegan Sporting Assoc):  

For more information about Dr. Knight's publications or to inquire about the possibility of arranging for a presentation by Dr. Knight, please visit the website:

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