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Kerry Baker's Blog – November 2012 Archive (2)

Apes bred for medical experiments in Victoria

This was the headline article in the Sunday Age today, one of our major newspapers.  While I am pleased to see it given such prominence it is nevertheless distressing to read what we all probably know or suspect, that 'ethics committees' and a bit of a joke.

For anyone who feels so inclined I think it would be appropriate to contact Monash University, and the National health and Medical Research Council which you can Google to express ourtage and be advocates for the…


Added by Kerry Baker on November 25, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments

Having a wistful moment

One of my favourite poems by DH Lawrence.  I was reminded of this today when a young woman in a shop squashed a spider on the counter just as I said 'DON'T" and before I could stop her. I said 'why did you do that?' and she asked what I'd have done with it and I said 'put it outside.'  But I recalled being afraid of spiders as a child, my mother telling me I was afraid of them,  and how long it took me to treat them respectfully. 


A snake came to my…


Added by Kerry Baker on November 18, 2012 at 15:38 — No Comments


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