Animal Research

We now read a lot about "grass-roots" education regarding pro- animal research at the school level (Ron Kaufman, "Opponents Set 1993 Tactics For Animal Rights Showdown," The Scientist, Jan. 25, 1993, page 1).

Two recent events in Seattle illustrate that all isn't well at the professional level. For the 1991 fall quarter, the Washington Association for Biomedical Research had offered a course for science teachers: "Medical Research--The People Behind the Breakthrough." Owing to lack of interest, the course never took place.

In 1992, the American Medical Association, as part of a national campaign, staged a one-day workshop in conjunction with the Washington Association for Biomedical Research in Seattle: "Medical Progress--A Miracle at Work," offered to physicians as part of continuing education. Its main goal was to recruit physicians as spokespersons for the use of animals in biomedical research. From this point of view, however, this meeting...

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