Rats Replaced with Computer Simulations
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org
People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA)
An exciting victory for animals has been scored! Thanks in large part to
your e-mails, letters, and phone calls, the University of California-Irvine
has announced that it has replaced the use of rats in cruel classroom
neuroscience experiments with sophisticated computer simulations.
During these experiments at the University of California-Irvine,
undergraduate students drilled holes into rats' skulls and damaged their
brains with chemicals. The rats were killed when the experiments concluded.
A PETA complaint prompted a review of the experiment, and the non-animal
methods we proposed will now be used instead of animals. Because of this
victory, as many as 200 rats per year will be saved from suffering in these
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