CPNSS researchers Andrew Crump and Jonathan Birch and colleagues have now published their new article ‘Is it time for insect researchers to consider their subjects’ welfare?’ in PLOS Biology.
About the article: Insect researchers are rarely asked to think about their subjects’ welfare. However, most people agree that humans should, where feasible, at least consider the welfare of animals who plausibly feel pain. The perception of ethical practices also determines public trust in science, including invertebrate research. The scientific community might, thus, choose to lead in thinking about insect welfare.