When Should Animals Be Used for Research or Industry Testing?
Complete this "Do Now" activity from KQED, which asks "When should animals be used for research or industry testing, if ever?" Use the PBS NewsHour video to further explore the ethics of working with animal subjects.
AUDIO: The Science And Ethics Of Research On Chimps (NPR) The Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio, Texas is one of only a few places around the world that use great apes for medical research. Scientists are looking for a cure for hepatitis C, but animal rights groups say testing on chimps is unnecessary.
WEBSITE: Animal Welfare Act (USDA) Learn about the Animal Welfare Act, which was signed into law in 1966. It regulates the treatment of animals in research, as well as in exhibition, transport and by dealers.
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