International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems


Significant decisions are being made in the City and County of Los Angeles over a seemingly minor issue-pound seizure. Outwardly, the issue involves potentially inconvenienced animal research professionals versus angry citizens who do not want lost pets sold for research. However, on another level, this conflict has implications that reach the depths of irrationality. Far from fighting to promote the practice of pound seizure, scientists should be fighting to end it.