and told myself to respond once I did this post to Art elsewhere as I promised I would.
Delighted to see your post and comments, Ice. I am at One with both yourself and Yvonne here.
"The most callous, stupid things were done just because regulations required them...It was not until 1983, for example, that U.S. federal agencies stated that substances known to be caustic irritants such as lye, ammonia, and oven cleaners, did not need to be tested on the eyes of conscious rabbits. "
Peter Singer, Animal Liberation