I’m grateful to the editors for soliciting critiques of my commentary and for the opportunity to respond. Because one of the respondents (Patterson-Kane, 2010/this issue) does not take issue with the main points of my article, whereas the other (Blanchard, 2010/this issue) does, I focus my remarks here mostly on Blanchard’s critique.
Balcombe, J. (2010). Toward genuine rodent welfare: Response to reviewer comments. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 13, 100-102.