The Foundation for Biomedical Research (FBR) recently started to broadcast the following one minute video clip, entitled “Larry’s Story”, of why researchers do what they do, and why animal research is crucial for their work. It is a great step to see FBR showing the human side of researchers – ordinary people trying hard to alleviate the suffering of others across the world.
This video, and others produced by FBR, is an important step in allowing the public to connect with the work researchers do. Not long ago Americans for Medical Progress made their own videos showing how animal research was crucial to veterinary medicine. This video feature John D. Young, Director of Comparative Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre talking about how animal research was crucial in saving the life of his dog valentine.
I encourage you to log into YouTube and leave high ratings for both videos. Hopefully more and more scientists will follow suit and get their name out there.