Letter: Testing now humane

In response to Kathy Michaels’ March 11 column on animal testing, someone should flip the light switch for her regarding the latest advancements of animal-free research.

To the editor:

In response to Kathy Michaels’ March 11 column on animal testing, someone should flip the light switch for her regarding the latest advancements of animal-free research.

Kathy won’t have to fill out a form as she did as a child to request an animal cruelty info pack. We can all use the Internet in this modern age to understand how advancements are being made in animal-free product testing.

Titling her column Adulthood Sheds Light On Other Side Of Childhood Beliefs might be remedially “Kathartic” but belittles, and not in a respectful way, the efforts of a new breed of scientist that questions the ethics and reliability of animal testing being done at prestigious research centres such as, for example, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Medical school.

Ian MacQuarrie,

Kelowna