Not art related, but critter related, and my love for animals makes me very happy to hear the following news I received in an email newsletter today from the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research:
"The DHT welcomes news that non-animal methods to replace the 65 year old Draize rabbit test for severe eye irritancy, have finally achieved international acceptance. Thousands of rabbits will now be spared procedures where chemical substances, including for household products and cosmetics, are applied to their eyes. The DHT funded the vital early-stage research work in the 1980s that has now resulted in one of the replacement methods approved."
You can read the full article here