From The Washington Post:
Years ago, during his doctorate research on allergic reactions in humans, Mr. Sandusky experimented on and euthanized many rodents. The 64-year-old pharmacologist and toxicologist now works to persuade chemical and pesticide companies to carry out effective experiments using computerized tests or other means that don’t involve animals.
“I’m working off my bad karma,” he said.
Mr. Sandusky’s transformation came gradually as he reviewed studies involving rodents and other animals for the Environmental Protection Agency. He concluded animal studies were too expensive and time-consuming, and the results didn’t merit the sacrifice.
“I used to see rats and think, ‘Ew,’ ” Mr. Sandusky said. “Now I see rats and think, ‘Those rats have probably got a family somewhere.’ “