Pointless animal research is specifically exempt from the anti-cruelty legislation. It is actually a defence to any animal cruelty charge that the conduct was carried out “in the course of, and for the purpose of animal research”
(Historically speaking, Marriage) "was a way of getting in-laws, of making alliances and expanding the family labor force." Article celebrates milestones in the history of marriage: Arranged alliances. Family ties. Polygamy preferred. Babies optional. Monogamy established. Monogamy lite. State or church? Civil marriage. Love matches. Market economics. Different spheres. Partnership of equals. Gay marriage gains ground.