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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Roscoe Bartlett is sponsoring legislation to phase out invasive research on

Bartlett, a Republican, wrote about his opposition to research that harms the animals in an opinion page article Thursday in The New York Times.

Bartlett discusses his experience as a physiologist at the Navy’s School of Aviation Medicine, where he invented a series of respirator support devices for space flight that were tested on primates.

Bartlett says he believed the research was worth the suffering inflicted on the animals at the time. But now he says such research no longer makes sense scientifically, financially or ethically, because of alternatives that have been developed.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. Madman says:

    What a hypocrite. It was alright while he was conducting the experiments, but now he has a change of heart. Election time is coming, keep this in mind.

  2. Mike says:

    With the state of affairs here in Maryland, this is what he decides to spend his time doing.

    Tells you where his brains are (sitting on them). Shame he is representing any portion of the people in this state. Remember this on election day…vote for someone that will take the state’s problems seriously

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