A friend of mine, who works at a biomedical research lab, was complaining to me today about how she hates that animals are used. She was telling me that she was thinking of quiting. She makes very good money, but she calls it "blood money." I told her it was a wonderful idea for her to quit, and that she should have no problem finding a job just as, if not better, than her current one. It made me start to think. Once I started reading more about the subject I found out the intense cruelty involved! I could not believe it. I guess I never thought of it before...at least not in this way. Not only do they use rats, mice, and other rodents, but they use cats, dogs, and monkeys! I was aware of the other animals, but not cats and dogs!!! My husband, being the sweety that he is, ordered a video for us to watch and were very surprised with the amount of Beagles! I felt so sorry for those babies. The images on the video have changed the way I live forever. This weekend we are going around our house and throwing out everything that doesn't specifically say "NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS" and are buying new, humane products. There was a terrible story on the video about a little dog named Christmas used in Iams experimenting! I don't buy that food, considering it is crap, but I couldn't believe a dog food company, that has such sweet commercials could cause so much suffering!
I've come to a conclusion. Animals have the right to be treated as beings of value in themselves, not as the means to human ends; this principle must be applies in order to guarantee the end of cruelty to animals. In practice, as everyone knows, animals are not routinely treated well by animal experimenters. In fact few breakthroughs have been made as a result of animal experimentation - its advocates have overstated its achievements. In fact, most animal experiments are done on animals that are nothing like human beings - rats and mice - which undermines the argument that these experiments are a reliable guide to human reactions. The advent of genetic technologies has made possible all sorts of new and horrific acts of animal exploitation, from cloning sheep to creating mutant and hybrid creatures with no dignity or quality of life at all. It is only acceptable to test human medicines on human beings if they give their consent.
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I do not eat meat for the last 3 years after finding people in Asia eat dog meat. I eat Fish and eggs . I ask God to give me the courage not to eat Fish also. I know It is very difficult
The more I see and get to know the dogs I come for the conclusion that They are super humans . They have soul but can not talk the language we understand Hindus belive in re incarnation . Humans could be born as animals after They die Since we humans think we are superior we ignore the inteligence of animals like Dogs and Cats
If you are going that route, may I suggest you give up on taking any medications, or going to the doctor, or taking any of your animals to the veterinarian, because I guarantee you, the medicines you use, your family uses, your dogs and cats use, were all developed via animal testing. Your veterinarian was trained in his surgical skills by practicing on live and dead animals. Your doctor was trained in the same manner, only he or she was trained additionally using cadavers.
Medical testing is a necessary and IMHO an unavoidable evil. Anyone who says otherwise and continues to use modern medicine or vet care to treat their animals or themselves is nothing more than a hypocrit.
Does this mean that I support cosmetic companies that squirt shampoo in a dog's eyes or that force dogs cats and other animals to ingest them to test the poison toxicity? Of course not.
But if my daughter gets sick I will take her to a doctor and use the prescribed medicines she is given, even though I know those drugs were tested on animals. And I do the same for myself.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.