Posted November 2, 2010 by Ryan Huling
When we heard that the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) was holding their annual homecoming golf cart parade, we thought “Oh, what a wonderful opportunity to let people know about what happens to animals in classrooms on campus!”
Surely UTD students and returning alumni would be fascinated to learn that—even though a humane and effective non-animal alternative is available—professors in an undergraduate neuroscience course have students drill holes into rats’ skulls, intentionally damage the animals’ brains with a toxic chemical, force the impaired animals to perform in behavioral experiments, and then kill them and dissect their brains. Not exactly something I’d be proud of if I were a Comet flying back towards my alma mater.
When designing our parade float design though, we knew that it would have to be just right—attention-grabbing, but with the perfect amount of subtlety. I’m happy to report that after a lot of tinkering, I think we’ve found a winner. What do you think?
Surprisingly, UTD has not yet responded to our submission. Perhaps they just need some encouragement?
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