Is the "dissection" of live lab mice illegal? What does PETA think?

1 Answer
Feb 6, 2017



It is not illegal to dissect live mice, however it would be more ethical and easier if they were anaesthetized. I had to do this once in college, as we were studying Koch's postulates concerning the source of infections. The mice used in this laboratory were anaesthetized with ether first, and died from the procedure without feeling any pain.

PETA would object vigorously to this practice.