Animal Research Grants a Waste of Taxpayer Money

Critter News

Recent published studies document that an old boys network in the federal grant award process keeps “aging cash cows” afloat while leaving younger, innovative investigators struggling. I like this letter which appeared in the Brandenton Herald (FL). President Obama promised to eliminate wasteful government spending; funding for animal research is one area that is overdue for reform. As billions flow into this waste, 44 million Americans lack adequate health care coverage.

On Teaching Children

Animal Person

Are the kids cooking monkey, cat, dog, alligator or turtle? If you're going to call something an anthropological adventure, it would make sense to teach the kids about the other animals humans eat and give the kids the opportunity to prepare and eat dog, cat and monkey, no? Perhaps they are taught that other cultures eat animals other than cows, chickens, fish and pigs, I don't know.