The book THANK YOU, MOUSE! by the photographers Heidi and Hans-Jürgen Koch is paying tribute to the laboratory mouse, mankind’s best friend. Laboratory mice give us their lives. So we can live. Mice were the second creature after human beings whose complete genome was sequenced. Because our genes are so similar they have taken our place on the research front. Hence day after day legions of mice are bred and used as an anonymous mass of animals in laboratories around the world. Can this be justified on moral grounds – or is it possibly even necessary from an ethical point...
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