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In the Name of Science: W5

Catalogue Number:  CTV709
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Medicine, Science, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  25:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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A national council responsible for monitoring animal welfare in research laboratories is investigating hidden camera footage obtained by W5 that appears to show mistreatment of dogs, pigs and monkeys used for testing at a Montreal-based facility. Portions of the footage, which was shot by the Los Angeles-based animal rights group, Last Chance for Animals, that embedded a technician at ITR Laboratories Canada for four months, were shown to the Executive Director of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC), Louise Desjardins.

W5 goes beyond the disturbing video to consider why animal testing is used to develop drugs, medicine and consumer products.

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Daina Liepa of the Storybook Primate Sanctuary in Sunderland, Ontario, speaks with W5.

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