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July 08, 2020

In reference to the attached article, Congressman Gaetz recently commented on the desire to reduce the use of animal testing. The article he referenced was discussed drug testing on dogs, but there are other types of animal testing that could be reduced.

I worked for a medical device company for nineteen years and coordinated many tests for biocompatibility. The most common set of three tests are performed on almost any device that will be in contact with a patient’s skin for any significant amount of time. Some of the required tests involve using animals to determine whether there is a potential for an allergic skin reaction to develop in the patient. While I don’t disagree necessarily with requiring this testing, there is an opportunity to reduce the total amount of testing.

If multiple companies use a material, for example, each company will pay for the same set of tests. This is great if you own an animal testing lab but can be extremely redundant and therefore wasteful....

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November 25, 2020

I know it’s not Meme Monday but I had to share...

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I am thankful for my Heavenly Father and for everything that he does for me. I am thankful for Jesus Christ, for his atonement and mercy. For His Gospel. For the scriptures, prayer, a living prophet.
I am thankful to live in this wonderful country with its inspired Constitution.
I am thankful that families can be together forever and for temples.
I am thankful for all you awesome people and for your kindness and friendship, even though we haven't met in person.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! #givethanks

Good news on the Eve of Thanksgiving. And Justice Amy sealed the deal! Amen!

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