Growing awareness of the sensitivity of animals has recently been touched off by wide publicity surrounding some examples of apparently extreme cruelty to primates in a Maryland laboratory. Many scientists as well as animal welfare advocates have been led to seek more humane ways of conducting drug testing and medical research with live animals and to investigate ways in which their use could be curtailed, if not eliminated.
Webster, B. (1983, June 3). Experiments raise hopes on curbing use of animals in laboratory. The New York Times.