Maltreatment of animals in aggression experiments


In order to study the nature of aggressive behaviour, especially the implications for human behaviour, predators are used in prey-killing experiments. The predators may be partially mutilated prior to the experiment. This can involve castration, cutting the olfactory nerve (to prevent smell), or blinding. To stimulate aggression, electric shocks may be administered through metal grids or electrodes planted in the brain. The animals most frequently used are monkeys, cats and rodents.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST