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 very disturbing book 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 throughout the country, not to mention the appalling conditions under which these experimental animals live 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 and methods used to put on a good show at the rodeos and at the bullfights, cock and dog fights which are still rampant though illegal (an estimated 25,000 dogs employed). The evidence coupled with the emotional appeal of the subject should command attention.

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1968
Page count: 312pp
Publisher: Prentice-Hall