Jack and I wanted to get a short post up at the top of blog to encourage our animal-welfare minded commentors and visitors who have been commenting on the old “Even citizen reporters lose perspective” Sconz post to do so on this newer and more widely accessible post.
I know most of the discussion has focused on the actual severity of the violation that researchers did not attempt to find less painful alternative experiments, but I think there are a few more questions that are worthy of discussion as well.
For example, what is the deal with the violation about these dogs who sounded like they were having a pretty hard time? Is using expired meds really that important? What does this committee that reviews the “protocols” look like, who is in it?