Two Slideshows from Slate

“The Rodents of Charles River”

In 1947, a veterinarian named Henry Foster began breeding rodents in a modest loft space overlooking the Charles River in Cambridge, Mass. In the decades since, his company has become the world’s leading supplier of lab animals, now selling 11 standard strains of rat and 21 standard strains of mice, along with guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, and many dozens of other specialized and custom-made organisms. Among the mice, no animal outsells C57BL/6, also known as the “Black-6.”

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“Sea Slugs, Minipigs, and Other Laboratory Animals”

Though mice and rats have come to dominate biomedical research, other animals have (or have had) their adherents in the lab.

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While the series’ discussion of animals as mere objects upon which to model diseases may perturb compassionate readers, animal advocates owe it to themselves and the animals to learn as much about the animal research industry as they possibly can. You can’t debate what you don’t understand.

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