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x million rats and mice are used in US labs every year —- so . . . . ?

I published my estimate of over 110 million mice annually in US labs and got some criticism of my methods and the resulting estimate. Fair enough. So let’s suppose there are “only” some 30 or 50 million per year. What should we do with that info?  Two opposite conclusions from seeing these large numbers: This is tooContinue reading “x million rats and mice are used in US labs every year —- so . . . . ?”

Clay during Covid

In early lockdown, the studio was mostly closed, so I shifted to doing more work at home. Still need access to a wheel, but spent more time working on surfaces. Lizards, dragonflies, the odd scorpion — obviously this meant I should plan on a bathroom remodel, with a Carboneware sink. Which has been and continuesContinue reading “Clay during Covid”


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