Controversial Animal Testing Program Involving Kittens Ended by USDA
|Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019 | Author: ProCon.org | MORE HEADLINES|
Three cats the White Coat Waste Project believes were USDA breeder cats for the controversial program that euthanized thousands of kittens
Source: Hilary Hanson, "Investigation Reveals USDA Killing Kittens Used as Hosts in Parasite Research," huffpost.com, May 9, 2018
On Apr. 2, 2019, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would end an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) animal testing program using kittens. The program researched the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which causes toxoplasmosis, an illness most often caused by eating undercooked meat contaminated with the parasite.
|1. Should animal testing be used for human disease prevention? Why or why not?
2. Do animals make good test subjects for studies on human diseases? Why or why not?
3. Should animal testing be allowed for other purposes, such as cosmetic testing? Which purposes? Why or why not?