Study finds coked-up rats like music — to the tune of $1.4M4/19/2012
The annals of animal research are now complete: Rats are not into music, but when they're hopped up on cocaine, they really love to bop to the sounds of Miles Davis. The discovery was made at Albany Medical College, which received a $1.4 million federal grant aimed at finding out whether music might trigger cravings in drug-addicted animals. The study is being panned as a waste of time and money by In Defense of Animals, a California-based anti-animal experiments group, which included the rats-love-jazz finding on its top 10 list of "Most Ridiculous Research on Animals of 2011." Also making the list -- "Lemon-fresh scent can induce erections in monkeys." Who'd a thunk it?
Do you think the rat research was a waste of time and money?