Forcing Monkeys Into Obesity: Are Medical Advances Worth the Ethical Risks?

By Tom McCarthy

Apr 12, 2011 11:48pm

  Tonight we report on controversial research on animals at the Oregon National Primate Research Center, where monkeys are being fattened up on purpose. Scientists there hope that studying obese rhesus monkeys will shed light on human obesity and related diseases such as diabetes. Do you think such experiments on animals are appropriate — or ethical?

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