Zipporah Weisberg explains some of the goals of Queen’s Animal Defence and some of the issues with existing regulatory bodies that oversee animal research in Canada.
As Weisberg explains, “The only regulation in the Animals for Research Act is that they not cause unnecessary suffering and that leaves the question as to what is necessarily suffering open to debate and there is no debate around it. Any suffering that’s inflicted in the name of so-called science is considered necessary and acceptable,” said Weisberg.”
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Mounting Opposition to Vivisection
Recent Gallup Polls in the US show dropping support overall for the practice of medical research using animals, with some interesting gender, age and education gaps. Too bad we don’t have similar opinion data for Canada.
According to a new study (“When Sex Doesn’t Sell: Using Sexualized Images of Women Reduces Support for Ethical Campaigns“), the type of campaigns used by PETA is not really effective. Showing sexualized images does not lead to more support for the cause, and may in fact have adverse effects.
See also the news on Salon.com.
The Power of Our Food Choices
Lauren Ornelas discusses how our everyday choices have a direct impact on the lives of sentient beings