Defending Laboratory Rats

Critter News

Nice article about people who are committed to defending "lab rats" used for medical research. You see people shut down if you talk about how a rat can suffer," says Chad Sandusky, director of toxicology and research at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a group that fights for animal rights and advocates vegetarianism. Tags: rats animal experimentation laboratories medical research

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eBird Economics: How Much Would You Pay to See Birds?

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Birders who submit their checklists to Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s eBird likely know that their data may be used to conduct scientific research on subjects such as migration, changes in range, or assessment of populations. I emailed the authors and asked about their research and their use of eBird data. Q: Can you provide a short summary of your research goals and your conclusions? Q: Do you have any future research plans using eBird data?

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