Friday, June 5, 2009

Animal Research

I just noticed this series by Daniel Engber, when I saw the most recent part regarding monkey vivisection on Slate's "front page". I haven't read all the parts of the series, but it appears to be somewhat of a retrospective on animal rights in relationship to animal research. Often not a pretty thing, even just twenty years ago... though I probably can't give an impartial critique since, as I've mentioned, even the most humane animal research is not something I'd really ever want to participate in.

It's a tough issue... it's impossible to overstate how much valuable scientific information... information that saves human lives... has come from animal experiments. And yet, I can't say I'm entirely comfortable with doing such things to primates, no matter how valuable the information is.