While we are thinking about how we should treat the people that we work with it would be great if we could also spend some time thinking on how we can improve the lives of other creatures. All animals should have a taste of freedom. In the video below 9 beagles who were rescued from a lab that tests on animals get their first chance to run and play outside of the crates that they spent their entire lives in. Please let your elected representatives know that you find this practice unacceptable and research the products that you buy to make sure that you aren't inadvertently contributing to the continuation of this terrible practice.
A good resource to see if what you are buying is cruelty-free is http://www.leapingbunny.org/shopping.php
I urge you to explore the information that they offer so you can make better decisions regarding what you buy and whether it comes at an unacceptable cost to animals.