Ethics and animal research

Extension activities

  • Watch the Every Breath podcast and ask students to consider the issues raised.
  • Students could extend the citizens' panel to involve other members of their school and/or community. How could they do this? What alternative ways could they find out people's views, e.g. creating a blog on the school website?
  • Ask the students to research how and where citizen panels have been used. Did any involve young people?
  • Ask the students to find examples of articles in the press and other media that cover the use of animals in research - how many of these explore the ethical dilemmas that this type of research presents?