Friday, June 5, 2009

Some Weekend Reading

Over the course of this week, Slate published a five-part series detailing the history of the animal rights movement as it relates to animal testing and biomedical research. It's titled Pepper: the stolen dog that changed American science. The series is an interesting read -- it focuses on the true story of Pepper, a female Dalmatian who was stolen off a Pennsylvania farm in 1965 and subsequently died a gruesome death on a hospital lab table in the Bronx, and thereby engages in a discussion of animal testing and biomedical research.

And for something on the fashion side (and much lighter), check out this NYT article about sales at Barney's shoe department.

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