Caring About Fruit Flies

More from the New Scientist about the recent attacks on scientists using animal testing:

[The scientists] study how the brain develops, not in the bigger mammals most of us feel some kinship towards, but in mice and fruit flies. “I’m 99% sure that the public doesn’t care about the wellbeing of fruit flies,” says Frankie Trull, president of the Foundation for Bioethical Research in Washington, DC.