International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems


Hyram Kitchen


The Dean of the Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine responds to a question regarding the need for more animal protection legislation to address the use of animals in higher education. He notes that there has been considerable evolution in attitudes toward the proper treatment of animals since he was a veterinary student. While legislation may change how animals are used, legislation is less successful in changing attitudes. He argues that there are strong arguments supporting the use of animals in veterinary training but that such use comes with a moral responsibility toward animals.