Gianna Rendano is the administrative and development coordinator at Americans for Medical Progress. She received her B.A. from Duquesne University where she majored in international relations and concentrated on humanitarian operations.
As has been their tradition for over three decades, animal rights activists are gathering in several cities the third week in April to mark their World Week for Animals in Laboratories observance. Their concern for the welfare of the animals is to be commended— it is shared by most who work in America’s research institutions. However, the activists’ lurid descriptions of researchers as mad scientists and their insistent calls for the immediate end of animal-based studies are entirely misplaced. Continue reading