Jan 26 2011
Final thoughts on animal testing
Today we spent most of our time discussing the complications of LD50 tests. The notes are in the box if you weren’t there.
Then, we spent a little time discussing animal testing, watching a few short videos to stimulate thought/discussion.
*If those videos on monkeys and spiders (wink) piqued your interest (or if you were absent), here are some other sources you might investigate:
For an in-depth overview (oxymoron?), try Wikipedia. Has some good data/graphs on which animals are used:
Here is a statement from our Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on animal testing:
The European Union has agressively fought animal testing:
Here is a very pro-animal testing story from a British paper:
Here is a very anti-animal testing web page from PETA:
How do you feel?