animal research & pop fiction

Aaron Pawlyk aaron at netnews.upenn.edu
Sun Jun 5 09:57:02 EST 1994


Okay.  My statement about only disreputable scientists using animals taken from
a pound was a bit premature.  I hadn't thought about the sentence while writing
it.  Certainly I believe that applies to animals stolen or simply taken from
the streets (without going through a pound), so please keep that in mind when
reading my previous post.  I'm only referring to animals that are stolen
or simply found.

As for the inbred strains vs. pound animals, I understand that work is done
in this manner (although I am not clear on most of the practices) for certain
systems.  I do feel that much research should be done on established lines
first.  I understand that the human race is variant.  All of the research which
I do (that is not based on human data) needs to be conducted on such strains.
Certainly I don't think all research should be done on these strains, but as
I see it there are problems.  But that's a metter for preference of research
goals and styles.

Sorry for the misconfusion in the previous post.




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