Future Research? animal testing

Though extensive research has been done on animals in the attempts to further our understanding of drugs on humans, almost no research has been done on animals with regards to their health, or the motivations or effects of the use of those drugs on their behaviors. Samorini largely argues that many behaviors among animals that involve psychoactive drugs are consciousness expanding, and allow animals to expand their horizons of behaviors available to them. Though this theory is by no means disproved by more modern research, it is possible that a more pragmatic solution may be at work. The robins may be gorging because they think there's nutrition, the cows may be searching for that last taste of green, etc. The public's perception of animal drug use and motivation is not always accurate. Future research in this area would help to inform and educate the public about animal drug use and its implications.