• Living with Transgenic Animals

    Author(s):
    Jonathan L. Clark (see profile)
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Animal Studies, Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Animal studies, Environmental humanities
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    animal sanctuaries, transgenic animals, animal adoption, laboratory animals, Enviropig
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M65K0J
    Abstract:
    This article examines Farm Sanctuary’s failed effort to save the Enviropigs. In the Spring of 2012, after losing the main source of funding for its Enviropig project, the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada, killed the last sixteen members of this line of transgenic pigs, despite Farm Sanctuary’s offer to place them in permanent homes. The university claimed that transferring the pigs to a sanctuary would have violated laws and policies governing the disposition of transgenic laboratory animals. Through a detailed account of this case, this paper reflects on what it means to create a subcategory of laboratory animals who are categorically ineligible for life after the laboratory.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
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