ORDEAL OF THE ANIMALS by Mel. Morse

ORDEAL OF THE ANIMALS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mr. Morse, President of the Humane Society of the United States, has written a book that should send the public conscience into a state of shock if the figures quoted are only partially true: 500,000,000 animals needed for laboratory study each year, all right in itself except for the redundant and unnecessary painful experiments duplicating themselves throughout the country, not to mention the appalling conditions these experimental animals live under while awaiting their tests. Mr. Morse is not against scientific study. . . simply against needless abuse. He goes on to castigate practices in the high school biology class, methods used to put on a good show at the rodeos, bullfights, cock and dog fighting which is still rampant: an estimated 25,000 dogs that earn a living through these illegal fights. The evidence here coupled with the emotional appeal of the subject should make this an attention getter.

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1968
Publisher: Prentice-Hall