Why PETA cannot reconcile Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

PETA have been making the news a lot lately and for once they probably don’t want to be there. The story that PETA euthanises almost 90% of the animals taken in by its shelters had been covered before by us, but was further covered by the immensely popular Mail online website (the most visited newspaper … Continue reading Why PETA cannot reconcile Animal Rights and Animal Welfare

An Ongoing Conversation with Robert Streiffer on Science and Ethics

I would like to thank Prof. Robert Streiffer for taking the time to comment on an earlier post of mine regarding the ongoing dialogue on the ethics of animal research at UW-Madison. I had originally drafted an email to him with a reply, which is now reproduced below.  I am sure the readers will forgive … Continue reading An Ongoing Conversation with Robert Streiffer on Science and Ethics

Extending a Public Conversation on the Ethics of Animal Research

The following is commentary by Prof. Robert Streiffer on a previous post by Dario Ringach. It was originally published on a UW-Madison website but  was subsequently removed.  It is being republished here with his permission, with Dario's reply to it being published on SR tomorrow. On March 11, 2013, Rick Marolt and I engaged in … Continue reading Extending a Public Conversation on the Ethics of Animal Research

Liviya’s Story

Sometimes it may seem like our work doesn’t make a difference in the world. For a stark reminder that it does, we asked Brian Anderson at Allentown, Inc. to write a guest post in which he could share the very personal story of how animal research saved his daughter’s life. Virtually my entire career has … Continue reading Liviya’s Story