Sunday, January 2, 2011

Consider animal-less options for research

The Straits Times
Published on Jan 1, 2011

Consider animal-less options for research

I AGREE with the views expressed by the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ("SPCA voices concern over animal welfare, experimentation"; Thursday) and the Animal Concerns Research and Education Society or Acres ("Animals in research: Room for greater transparency"; Dec 24).

In this day and age of great technological advances, why do we still need to use animals for experiments in the name of scientific advances? As Acres pointed out, there are other options and I hope the authorities will seriously consider them.

I also join the SPCA in urging Resorts World Sentosa to be a socially responsible corporation and reconsider its decision to proceed with the importation of wild dolphins. We should not be so selfish as to enjoy at the expense of another sentient being's suffering.

Jill Hum (Ms)