Slate on Pepper: Stolen for Research
JUNE 2, 2009
Daniel Engber, senior editor at Slate , has posted the first of a five-part series about animals used for research. A Dalmatian, stolen and sold for research, she was likely terrified and probably in enormous pain when she was killed, a couple of weeks after she was taken. The story, rich in details about people who steal, scoop up and trade or sell animals, is disturbing on many levels, but a worthwhile read for its historic significance.