Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

To this day, 95 percent of the animals used in research labs receive no federal protection whatsoever under the Animal Welfare Act." We regularly subject rodents to pain, starvation, solitary confinement, and grotesque disfigurement. The animal-welfare groups have failed in their most ambitious efforts to protect laboratory rodents. "We With rodents off the table, though, it's not clear what's left for the activists to do.