The monkeys wearing glasses to improve children's eyesight
It is a picture that cuts to the heart of the debate on using animals
for medical research.
Two baby monkeys in goggles cling together for comfort in a cramped
cage. To opponents of animal testing, it reaffirms the needless cruelty
of the practice. But to the scientists involved, it is a necessary
experiment that could help millions of young people.
The two baby rhesus monkeys were fitted with the headgear by scientists
researching the causes of short-sightedness in children. .......