This Week on W5 – IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE and A NEW GAME
— March 9, 2017
Airdate: Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV GO, and CTVNews.caPromo for W5’s episode this week: Available on W5’s Facebook PageVideo Clips: Available upon request to email@example.comInterview Opportunities: Kevin Newman is available for interviews on Friday, March 11 beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with interview requests.
This week, W5 Host and Managing Editor Kevin Newman delivers “IN THE NAME OF SCIENCE”, exposing what goes on inside a research laboratory that uses animals in its experiments. Undercover footage obtained by W5 reveals troubling treatment by laboratory technicians.
Provided exclusively to W5 by the animal rights organization Last Chance for Animals and shot inside ITR Canada Laboratories in Montréal, secretly recorded video captures possible mistreatment by technicians while conducting completely legal testing on dogs, pigs, and monkeys for both medical and cosmetic purposes.
Last Chance for Animals has submitted the footage to the Québec government complaining that the treatment depicted in the video is indeed animal abuse. ITR Canada Laboratories contends that the research it conducts is done to advance science and for the development of new medicines and drugs.
Also this week, W5’s “A NEW GAME” examines the evolution of the quintessential Canadian game, hockey, and a decline in fighting. The joint W5-TSN investigation reports a huge decline in the number of fights during games at the Junior and NHL level.
TSN’s Darren Dreger reveals that the frequency of fights in Ontario Hockey League (OHL) games has dropped in the past 20 years from two fights per game to an average of one fight every three games. One example of this dramatic drop is seen when W5 visits Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., where the Soo Greyhounds have gone from 85 fights in the 2009-10 season to less than 10 this season with only four games to go.
Hockey executives and managers at many levels tell W5 that this trend is expected to continue in the NHL, as it drafts athletes from junior level leagues.