At its heart, Experimental Animals is a book about humans and how we treat animals, how modern science made a decision at a certain moment to base itself on the bodies of animals. This is a story that illuminates that decision.
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Medical research can no longer rely on the use of animals in cruel and controversial experiments.
Beagle Freedom Project will award $50,000 each to five scientists and research teams committed to replacing dogs and other animals in their research.
Have you ever seen the rays of the sun seep through the cracks of the trees and their leaves in a forest? That was who she was, a ray of hope through the challenges placed before me. Who was she? A horse used in the name of ‘science’, but rejected once she became ‘useless’. Broken, hurt and lost.
They assigned a number to him, this petite, furry little guinea pig. But we won’t call him by his number, because we would prefer to be beasts, wouldn’t we? To be beasts and distinguish ourselves from that puny little man and his band of heartless colleagues. We will call this little animal “Adversity”, because adversity was all he ever knew.
Like people, animals have personalities. And their personalities differ, sometimes hugely, on traits like shyness and aggressiveness. Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have uncovered an unexpected benefit of these personalities: to protect societies from extreme temperature changes.
The available evidence suggests strongly that many invertebrates are capable of experiencing pain and suffering. There is no logical reason why a (live) lobster-boiling restaurant or squid experimenter should not receive the same attention as abusers of vertebrate animals.
Logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar’s forests, but just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains a matter of debate. An analysis of mouse lemur DNA suggests that humans did not arrive to find Madagascar as tree-covered as frequently assumed.
When Culpeper County, Virginia student Brynnan Grimes found out she had to skin and cut up a cat as part of a human anatomy class, she took her protest of the antiquated teaching method seriously.
In the 1980s I did the background research for an anti-vivisection group in Glasgow. I am opposed to all experiments on live animals. I believe that they cost a fortune and that the results are misleading. But the main reason I oppose them is because animals matter.