Deconstructing Slate's "Pepper" Series

Animal Person

But there is a significant contingent who is not as enamored with the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act as he is. This one addresses the decreasing number of dogs and cats being experimented on and, without mentioning it, discusses speciesism and our affection for dogs--pet dogs particularly (and especially purebreds)--which leads to our revulsion with the idea of snatching, vivisecting and killing them.

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