Let's Not Destroy Animals in Superfluous Research

To the Editor: William R. Hendee's and Jerod M. Loeb's Opinion piece, "By Responding Quickly and Wisely, Universities Can Avoid the Traps Set by Animal-Rights Groups" (May 30), reminded me of a recent petition that was posted on my psychology department's bulletin board by members of the department engaged in or supportive of research with animals. The petition, designed to be presented to members of Congress, suggested that the undersigned persons supported the use of animals in research