(Globe and Mail)
But attitudes and the treatment of lab rats have changed as we become more aware of the complexity of the rodents’ behaviour and have more respect for the animals, Prof. Whishaw says.
“There was a time when people thought animals were the equivalent of machines and humans were different because they had a soul. It would be hard to find a person in that category any more. We now realize that animals are much more complicated than that. They are much more like us than less like us,” he says.
And vice versa.