I HATE doing biomedical research now. Grad school has ruined me for this crap. I cry every time I kill a rat, which isn't even that often because my advisor and another guy on the paper are sympathetic enough to do it for me most days. How do people stand killing animals for sport? Because it's food I suppose, unless you're shooting prairie dogs just to watch them explode in a blood mist, which some of the eco grad students are wont to do. Meanwhile they're surveying song birds and cottonwood trees, or studying the behavior of Indonesian flies. I wish I could switch theses with them.