Chill out about Animal Experimentation

Scientist Joe Kaplinsky aims to calm our nerves on the emotive subject of animal experimentation. To deny its usefulness, he says, “shows a complete lack of understanding of the whole history of biology.” Genetic engineering he tells us, allows us to learn much more from animals, like the glowing monkeys in Japan. On animal suffering, Joe points out that although it’s easy to project human emotions onto animals, they do not feel pain as we do and he argues, humans have a moral worth that animals do not.