Is there any evidence for the poor treatment of animals in March of Dimes experiments?
Almost all animal experiments involve psychological and/or physical trauma to the animals. Primates in March of Dimes-funded experiments have died due to the absence of an anesthesiologist during surgery, lack of sufficient monitoring after surgery, technical failure of stapling devices, inadequate obstetrical care, and from surgical “technical problems.” There have been numerous wound infection complications resulting in at least one death. March of Dimes experimenters also restrained monkeys in chairs for many days at a time, sewed cats’ eyes shut, and gave ferrets and other animals severe brain damage. 3. How can there be any pain or suffering involved in animal experiments since there are animal protection laws which regulate this? Animal welfare laws are insufficient to provide even basic protections. There are three main problems with the current laws. First, the laws merely provide minimal standards for housing, handling, and transportation of animals and do not control what goe