09 August 2004

Gary L. Francione on the Animal Welfare Act

[T]he Animal Welfare Act is a law that does not give any rights to animals, that is not enforced, and that is used primarily by the biomedical establishment as a public relations device to assure an otherwise uninformed public that the use of animals in American laboratories is carefully monitored.

(Gary L. Francione, Rain Without Thunder: The Ideology of the Animal Rights Movement [Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996], 69)

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