Animal Rights

Victory for Animal Rights

Sullivan reports some good news for chimpanzees:

The National Insitute of Helath, in response to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, has suspended any new research using the animals, allowing it in the future only "when absolutely indispensable, and when no other alternatives exist."

There are a variety of animal species that ought to be off limits, including dogs and primates. I'm glad we're at least starting with our closest relative in the known universe.