Isn't it enough that Americans are embarassingly overweight now we have to add to our shame by conducting cruel experiments on innocent and helpless animals? This is truly mortifying. And what a festival of stupidity! Americans are overweight because they eat too much and don't exercise enough. Period. Now we need frivolous experiments on animals to tell us what we already know? If they want to do ethical experiments I am sure there are many people who would volunteer. But no, that would call for common sense which evidently is in short supply. Sadly, this appears to be another case of bureaucrats making themselves busy to justify their existence. Too bad so much suffering has to be inflicted in order for them to carry out their harebrained schemes.