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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Now I'm Really Annoyed

Here's a site for kids to program them to become "the next generation of laboratory animal science professionals." It's sponsored by (surprise!) the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Foundation. Experimenting on animals is fun and it helps everyone...even animals! Weeeeeeee! Also, it's a great way to get girls interested in science!

And where did I find this lovely site? There was a link from Drovers, America's Beef Business Source. Here's how they describe it.
The AALAS Foundation has teamed up with the Whyville Web site to launch the Community Animal Research Environment (CARE), a series of educational games in a virtual laboratory. This virtual reality public outreach project, is designed to teach teens and pre-teens how animals help scientists in research - and how research, in turn, benefits animals. At CARE, Whyville citizens create habitats for animals, take on the role of an animal caregiver and discover how animal research generated cures and treatments for ailments impacting humans and animals.
Talk about an unholy alliance...beef and medical research.

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