Chris DeRose of Last Chance for Animals may be a bit strident, but he is fighting a noble cause. Millions of animals die in agony each year under the guise of medical and psychological research.
Meanwhile, more than 200 companies offer cruelty-free products that are just as safe and effective. Consumers can send for a free "cruelty-free shopping guide" from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, P.O. Box 42156, Washington, D.C. 20015.
JOYCE WISWELL, Santa Barbara