The article “Monkeys and Blood” omitted or downplayed key items of context about Charles River Laboratories and the S.C. Division of Pure Sources.

The Nationwide Institutes of Well being contracts Charles River to offer animal care on Morgan Island.

On the request of NIH, the contract is structured in order that Charles River pays the Morgan Island lease prices to DNR after which NIH reimburses Charles River Labs.

So, the last word supply of this funding is definitely the federal authorities. Charles River is just a monetary intermediary.

These funds are for the professional goal of leasing a state-owned island. Numerous companies often pay authorities companies that regulate them for permits, charges, licenses, and different items and companies. That doesn’t imply they’re shopping for undue affect.

The article did embrace constructive information.

I’m a retired pharmaceutical scientist and marketing consultant with Charles River Labs. Once I got here to Charleston to create a product that detects lethal bacterial toxins, hundreds of horseshoe crabs have been getting used as bait in Virginia eel pots. We helped S.C. legislators ban such use.

The horseshoe crab and animal care operations are administered by separate divisions of Charles River Labs. However they do share some issues in frequent: They each deal with the animals in a secure and humane method, and each result in lifesaving medical improvements.

Underneath the efficient management of Robert Boyles Jr., DNR ensures Charles River Labs makes use of horseshoe crabs safely.

The company holds the vital duty of fostering restoration of our receding shrimp and oyster industries, and safeguarding leisure fishing.

They deserve respect and assist to hold out this important mission.


Greensboro, N.C.

Schooling enter

Stevens: Parents should have a voice but not a veto on students' education

A secure and democratic society requires accepting a standard set of values and understandings and a degree of literacy for many residents. On this sense, a common training (Ok-12) contributes to each society and the person.

Schooling past Ok-12, whether or not skilled or vocational, is primarily an funding in human capital. Its goal is to extend an individual’s financial alternatives and productiveness.

The advantages most immediately have an effect on the person, however additionally they not directly have an effect on society and the financial system via higher productiveness.

As a result of this can be very tough to set a transparent dividing line between these two functions, governments present subsidies (from taxes) to each varieties of training.

For Ok-12, governments set “permitted” educational standards, required achievement ranges and studying situations and really present the training (100% subsidy).

For increased training, authorities and others (industries, companies) present oblique subsidies (scholar loans, scholarships, analysis grants, industry-education collaborative institutes, and so on.) however largely depart the standards to the academic establishment.

As taxpayers, mother and father in a democratic society ought to have a proper to offer enter relating to what’s taught and the educational situations that their kids expertise within the public faculties and to make sure that academic standards, studying situations, companies and extra are met.

If not, mother and father additionally ought to have the correct to decide on a unique faculty for his or her kids with the assist of the subsidy they partially funded.


Johns Island

Don’t stand by

US slashes Russia trade status, bans its alcohol and seafood

Think about seeing bystanders watching whereas somebody is mugged.

Why is there no compassion, no empathy, no braveness to get entangled? Is it worry for one’s personal security? Are the perpetrators too large or too sturdy?

Worse but is when the gang watching the occasion has the overwhelming power to intervene.

With newscasts and social media, everybody can see the mugging of Ukraine on a nationwide scale. Youngsters are murdered. Grandmothers try to struggle armored automobiles with small weapons.

Our leaders can see it as nicely. However they warning that they’ll’t use all of their energy to cease the assault. The bully may struggle again.

They be aware that Ukraine is just not a member of NATO. Is {that a} requirement for cover?

They be aware the doable spillover right into a broader battle is the limiting issue.

Excuses are resulting in many pointless deaths.

The bully needs to be stopped.

Convey the may of U.S. and NATO forces to assist. That is no time to be a bystander.


Folly Seaside

Poor little moon

It was heart-wrenching to learn the Related Press report on March three that the “defenseless” moon was about to be “walloped” by three tons of house junk.

The story famous that the influence would trigger a crater … as if the poor moon, on the tender age of 4.5 billion years, didn’t have a number of thousand already.

The distressed Man within the Moon have to be shaking in his boots.



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