Imagining an end to animal research

Undercover footage from noncompliant animal studies has stemmed public support for research. Extremists demanding that nonhuman animals be given the same rights as humans have launched violent attacks on research personnel. Anti-research groups have seeded legislation limiting how many animals one person or entity can own and prohibiting their intra-state transport. And miles away, paramilitary terror cells have released a biohazard weapon. Hamstrung by a ban on experiments using animals, our once-productive research centers and institutions are unable to look for a solution. A foreign corporation swoops in with a cure, as if on cue; its stock price climbs. In Uncaged, Paul McKellips depicts this worst-case scenario for biomedical research, twisting animal rights extremist attacks with international bioterrorism and a research complex gutted by an unsupportive bureaucracy.

Lab Anim. (NY) 40, 275 (2011).
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