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"The Blood Harvest"

Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:18 am
by Koa
The Blood Harvest
By Alexis C. Madrigal, Feb. 2014
THE ATLANTIC

Each year, half a million horseshoe crabs are captured and bled alive to create an unparalleled biomedical technology.
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... st/284078/

An older but wonderfully written (and thought-provoking!) article from The Atlantic.

I was completely unaware of this practice, and can't say that I am comfortable with it occuring. I do wonder why we haven't had a synthetic substitute of some kind developed yet. What are your thoughts?