Magazine April 5, 2010, Issue


A Zamboni driver cleans the ice at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in 2005. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

Monkeying with the Facts

I don’t want to belabor Matthew Scully’s critical review of my book A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy, but he continues to mislead readers about a particular experiment described in its pages. Scully initially claimed I supported an experiment that broke the limbs of chimps. When I wrote in reply (“Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights,” March 22) that I had never heard of such an experiment, Scully referenced pages 74–75 of my book.

I did indeed write about an animal experiment in those pages — the “Silver Spring Monkey Case,” infamous because of

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