Okay, I’m sorry again for posting something like this, but there are SO SO SO SO SO MANY HOLES IN THIS ARTICLE.
First of all, with what proof, on what base, can they say, without a doubt, the animals “shake and cower in fear whenever someone walks past their cages and their blood pressure spikes drastically”? To say that with such affirmation, YOU WOULD HAVE TO TEST THAT. And to test that, would be “cruel.” So you can pretty much off that claim as biased and of no consequence.
And yes, “almost all of them will be killed.” Do you know why? Would you rather the labs just set them free? Or worse yet keep them alive? Were the subjects to be set free, any mutations/diseases/defects that have been purposely contracted or otherwise, would cause the animal much pain and suffering, and they would not be able to function properly. Any animal that preys on the subject’s species may ingest any of the chemicals in their bodies, which may be toxic to them, and would then cause the raptor to die. If you continued to let them live the course of their life, surely it would be in pain, so would you rather prolong their life like that, PETA?
Yes, it is probable that over 100 million animals die for various studies conducted by humans, however “Exact numbers aren’t available because mice, rats, birds, and cold blooded animals- who make up more than 95 percent of animals used in experiments- are not covered by even the minimal protections of the Animal Welfare Act and therefore go uncounted.” Bull-fucking-shit. My mother works at Yale University, in autoimmune disease research. Cancer. Diabetes. Kidney failure. Those are all autoimmune diseases. And how many Americans are effected, NOT TO THEIR OWN FAULT, by these diseases? Millions. She happens to conduct studies involving mice. Yale has very specific protocol when it comes to handling animals, including using anesthetics, when preforming ANY type of surgeries on them, and then requiring painkillers to be administered to them in specific doses for certain days following the surgeries to dissolve any pain. My mother got an earful from one of her uppers because she forgot to finish up a course of painkiller after taking a slice of her mouse’s tail for analysis. There is a lab technician, typically a graduate student who’s SOLE JOB is to make sure the mice are well kept for in the animal room. That means changing their cages, keeping them fed, and changing their water. So I can assure you, they are FINE.
Many charities “waste precious dollars on cruel, irrelevant experiments” on animals, says PETA. Okay, okay, how high are you, because I want in on some of what you’re smoking. Why do we run tests on animals? Because certain animals, rats and mice above all, are VERY VERY VERY accurate models of humans, and contrary to PETA’s false articles, they are VERY well transferred to humans. Cancer is something that effects almost everyone in this country, fuck, around the world. Without animal testing, there would be no viable way to know what the effect of a cancer drug would be without potentially killing a HUMAN BEING. Do I think that a human’s life is more important than an animal’s life? Fuck yes I do, and PETA, if you don’t think that, you are insane. Do you have any idea how many billions of humans wouldn’t exist today without animal drug testing?
Now, personally I don’t believe in charity and I do think that the world is overpopulated, but that is irrelevant and a story for another day.
And then there’s the education part… PETA is against biology experiments involving animal dissections. Well, since it’s important to learn about the parts of the body, WHY DON’T WE JUST BLOODY USE SOME FUCKING ACTUAL HUMANS INSTEAD. Many people LEARN BETTER by actual HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE. Something a computer just can’t cut. Haha. Cut. I made a joke. But really. My biology teacher last year was fucking vegan. We did two dissections. People who were faint of heart or who were religiously prohibited from conducting the dissections were allowed to not participate in the experiment. Another student at my school is conducting an experiment on the effects of COCAINE on mice, to help translate those side effects to humans, to better educate HUMANS into not taking drugs.
There was another article, I can’t seem to find it again, but it said something along the lines of educate people more on the effects of fat and cholesterol, as disease prevention. Okay, well I’ll have you know that many people contract cancer and other diseases no thanks to their own choices. Without animal tested drugs, there would be no way to help them. My neighbor suddenly felt severe pain in her liver one day, and she was as healthy as anybody was. She ran on our school’s winter and spring track team, and she was a vegetarian because of her Hindu religion. Thank god there was a drug just for her liver problem that was JUST passed by the FDA AFTER the human drug trial, which comes after the ANIMAL TESTING PHASE. Thanks to the animals, she is now alive. She was 16 at the time. WOULD YOU WANT ANYBODY TO HAVE TO BURY THEIR 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER?
By the way, I’m vegetarian, so fuck you.