Is Animal Testing Justified?

During 2012, BBC‘s program The Big Question hosted a lively, intersting debate on the issue of animal testing (aka vivisection). The program started off civil but then the animal rights, anti-testing side (not surprisingly) hurled accusations and half-truths toward the middle of the exchange. The opponents of animal testing knew they could not win the…

PETA continues to terrorize Yale scientist

Back in August, People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA) targeted a Yale graduate student, now Dr. Christine Lattin, for harassment due to experiments she was conducting for post doctoral research on songbirds. According to her website, Dr. Lattin states that her research seeks to clarify how neuroendocrine systems help organisms…

Animal “rights” group harasses Mizzou

The group Citizens for Alternatives to Animal Research (CAAR) has filed a complaint with the US Agriculture Department against University of Missouri (aka MU or Mizzou) alleging the MU abridged the Animal Welfare Act during research for a 2016 study that involved exacting trauma on the left eyes of beagles. According to the Missourian, the…

Opposition raised on VA canine medical testing ban

Back in July, the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a set of spending bills of which one included language banning the use of canines in almost all medical experiments for Department of Veterans Administration labs. The Senate was set to take up the spending bills that includes the canine testing ban this week. Fortunately,…