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Seven Questions….with Yours Truly

Last week, my SciBling Jason Goldman interviewed me for his blog. The questions were not so much about blogging, journalism, Open Access and PLoS (except a little bit at the end) but more about science – how I got into it, what are my grad school experiences, what I think about doing research on animals,…

UCLA Pro-Test a success

I hope you got educated before the UCLA Pro-Test yesterday. It went great – see the coverage by DrugMonkey, Nick Anthis, DrugMonkey again and Scicurious. Show Your Support for Medical Progress by signing the Petition for responsible animal research. Then go and crash this poll, despite it being flawed. And to continue our education on…

The UCLA Pro-Test is tomorrow. If you live there – go. If not, prepare yourself for inevitable discussions – online and offline – by getting informed. And my fellow science bloggers have certainly provided plenty of food for thought on the issue of use of animals in research. First, you have to read Janet Stemwedel’s…

This is your weekend reading – lots of it, some fascinating, some enraging, but perhaps if enough people are aware and scream loudly enough, something can be done: Assistance Monkeys, Ducks, Parrots, Pigs and Ducks … Should the law protect them? More Follow Up on NYT Story About Assistance Creatures More Assistance Creature Follow Up…

Politics of Animal Protection

Originally written on September 1, 2006, re-posted today to raise more dust

What a Difference a Century Makes

From a reasonable concern for Animal Welfare by Lewis Carroll to the mean and stupid Animal Rightists of today.

Conservatives, Animals and Cruelty

What Archy says… Related…

Belgrade Zoo needs to move!

Long time ago, I mentioned here something about the Belgrade Zoo. The power of Google brought a Belgrader, Sonja, to my blog, who alerted me to the dire conditions in which the Zoo is right now and the existence of her website (made by her and her students) called Zoo SOS whose goal is to…

Is it really counter-propaganda?

As a follow-up on the whole PETA brouhaha, my astute commenter oneproudaardvark notices that the SOTU-farce ad campaign by PETA is strangely coinciding with the beginning of the trial against PETA for butchering dogs in the back of the truck here in North Carolina. Cosmic synchronicity? Don’t think so….

I always like it…

.. when someone rips PETA a new one… Added later: Jill and Chris have more (and watch all those disccussions in the comment threads on all three posts!). Added even later: Archy has a great analysis of this.