Also known as ‘Humane Science in the 21st Century’, the 9th World Congress on ‘Alternatives to Animal Testing in the Life Sciences‘ is being held next week (Aug. 24 – 28, 2014) and FrogHeart will be reporting on various aspects of the work. These posts are sponsored. I realize some folks don’t approve of the practice, which seems odd given that all writing, ultimately, is paid for and sponsored in one fashion or another. While direct sponsorship of a piece of writing can make objectivity (such as it is) more of challenge; it is not beyond the realms of possibility. Conversely, salaried writers can also become compromised due to friendships and loyalties built up over the years or, possibly, due to graft.
All of the posts generated as a consequence of the sponsorship will be identified with the sponsoring agency (SEURAT-1).
For anyone who wishes analyze and compare the posts for bias, here are a few pieces written prior to any contact about the congress:
- Reducing animal testing for nanotoxicity—PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) presentation at NanoTox 2014 (April 24, 2014)
- Nanomaterials, toxicology, and alternatives to animal testing (Aug. 22. 2013)
- Animal love and nanotechnology (Jan. 12, 2012)
- Global TV (national edition) and nanotechnology; EPA develops a ‘kinder to animals’ nanomaterials research strategy (Oct. 8, 2009); scroll down 25% of the way)
Should you detect undue bias in any of the sponsored pieces, please do let me know.