Ep.49: A New Year's Resolution For the Animals
Release Date: 01/02/2019
What's your New Year's resolution? Would you change your life for the animals?
That's what Dr. Emily Trunnell did.
When Trunnell realized her experiments did nothing for science and only resulted in a body count of dead animals, she couldn't go on.
She changed her life to match her ethics. And she went to work for PETA.
In this conversation with Emil Guillermo, Trunnell talks about the experiments that made her question the ethics of traditional laboratory research.
She talks about the reaction she got from her mentor and peers, and how they remained entrenched in the scientific establishment's belief that animal experiments have relevance to humans.
Trunnell mentions non-animal methods that are changing science and exposing the lie of animal experimentation. She says technology such as "organs on a chip" will ultimately lead to "human on a chip" giving researchers better tools to find answers that will actually improve humans' lives.
For now, countless animals are killed in laboratories for what amounts to useless science.
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