Considering the explosive nature of this topic, this was an amazingly even-handed look at the debate around animal rights and animal welfare. When it initially started out, I was afraid that this was going to be an animal rights/welfare opinion piece a la Michael Moore, but Curt Johnson really found a great balance showing all sides of the issue. I don't know that it's necessarily going to sway anybody to one side or the other, but for anyone interested in the subject, this presents all sides in about as fair a light as you're going to find (except for the HSUS and PETA, who get raked over the coals, but they declined to be represented here). If I was a member of the SHAC 7, I'd be suing Pam Ferdin (former president of SHAC), I've got a feeling her shrill, self-righteous testimony at their trial probably did much damage to their case. And who knew that the Barbi twins were capable of some pretty thought-provoking intelligent conversation? All in all, a great primer on the issue and a good jumping-off point for anyone wanting to learn more about it.