Issue 122 | The Sun Magazine

January 1986

Readers Write

Other Animals

Amniocentesis, the royal chamber, the head of Horace Greeley

By Our Readers


It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive.

C.W. Leadbeater

The Sun Interview

The Case For Animal Rights

An Interview With Tom Regan

I think that I have a prima facie duty to protect the animals against the violations of their rights on the part of scientists and the agricultural industry. It’s not charity. I’m not giving them something they don’t deserve. They do deserve my assistance. A charitable act is something over and above what duty requires. It’s meritorious but not obligatory. Well, assistance is not an act of charity, it is an act of duty.

By Leonard Rogoff
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Animals And Science

If we are seriously to challenge the use of animals in research, we must challenge the practice itself, not only individual instances of it or merely the liabilities in its present methodology.

By Tom Regan
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

South China Journal

Yangshuo is a riverside village set amidst all the ancient landscape paintings of China. Tourist groups disembark here after a half-day boat trip down the Lu River.

By David Grant

Chinese Dumplings

That first time they came in, he tried to explain to them, “Dumpling big, that lotta dumpling,” but they insisted they knew what they were doing.

By Pamela Altfeld Malone

The Smell Of The Vineyards

Luz lived with her mother and sister in the Raisin Capital of the World. In September, when the grapes were drying between the vines, the whole valley smelled of wine.

By Jean Pickering