The Pirates of Animal Transport

The Pirates of Animal Transport

If you’re either a vet or a vet student in Norway, odds are that you’re a member of the Norwegian Veterinary Association. As a part of the membership, you are sent a monthly academic journal on what the latest news are in the Norwegian veterinary sphere...

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Wolves win, culling cancelled

Wolves win, culling cancelled

Yesterday marked a great win for the Norwegian natural conservationist community. The culling of almost 50 wolves is cancelled, leaving a population of about 70 individuals. The scheduled culling has caused an international uproar after its announcement earlier this fall, after...

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An age of extinction

An age of extinction

Every other year the World Wildlife Fund publishes the Living Planet Report. Based on the Living Planet Index, it’s the world’s leading science-based analysis on the health of our planet, and the alarming rate of extinction among species.

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On the fur industry

On the fur industry

Last weekend I went to a huge torchlight procession against the Norwegian fur industry. Even though I’ve wanted to go for several years, I haven’t actually been to one before. This year however, I went with two of my friends from vet school, and was completely...

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On the ethics of animal research

On the ethics of animal research

The second block of vet school is over, and another exam is finished. During this week’s intensive course on animal testing, we learned about why we use animals in research, and the work done to preserve animal welfare while conducting experiments. What I found most interesting though was the ethics of it all, and the distinction between inherent and intrinsic value in humans and in animals.

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