A double pain in the neck

February 20, 2004

Medical researchers who use animals united with antivivisectionists this week to criticise a computer game in which players destroy an animal-testing laboratory. The game, Whiplash , features Spanx, an electric shock-tested weasel, and Redmond, a rabbit left deformed after being used to test with make-up, that have to escape from the laboratory. It was censured by researchers for distorting animal experimentation and by antivivisectionists for making light of animal suffering.

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