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7 Perspectives on the Transportation of Laboratory Animals
Pages 37-42

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... is a particularly promising approach, he said, in that the standards promote a format of learning based on active demonstration of knowledge instead of memorization and regurgitation of content. NGSS builds a bridge among high school classrooms, higher education, and a research setting.
From page 38...
... While there has been a dramatic decline in criminal methods used to stop animal research, activists have effectively turned their energies to lobbying and social media to persuade companies not to transport research animals. It is often the threat of a Facebook or email campaign to a company's reputation and market share that will allow activists to achieve their goals.
From page 39...
... Leech informed workshop attendees about an ongoing activist petition urging the European Parliament to reopen the debate about ending animal research. This petition, called the Citizens Initiative, has gained 1 million signatures thus far.2 Leech described several initiatives that EARA has undertaken to counter these negative messages, responding in part to the requests of the transportation sector to speak publicly about the benefits of research.
From page 40...
... Yet, researchers already are spending large amounts of time on administrative tasks -- an estimated 42 percent, according to one recent study.3 Leary provided attendees with a quick overview of the many steps required to move animals. As described by earlier presenters, many people have to sign off on required forms.
From page 41...
... In fact, they slow things down so much, said Kole, that if the airline employees cannot get the animals from the warehouse into the airplane with the proper temperatures, the airline will simply refuse the shipment. Kole reminded attendees that airlines no longer operate for the public's convenience and necessity.

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