Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Animal terrorism

Should we condone animal testing or not? Maybe if the scientist started testing on i.e reptiles rather than cute little fluffy guinea pigs? How far are we prepared to go to live longer, and avoid sickness?

On the other hand, if we do not believe in animal testing, how far should we go to stop it? Apparently the animal rights groups have realised that going after the money and the suppliers of animal testing is more efficient, and their most recent success: A Staffordshire farm will stop breeding guinea pigs.

How did they win that fight?

Darley Oaks Farm in Staffordshire has been the target of a campaign of abuse, including death threats to the owners and staff.

So does two wrongs make a right?


Blogger Hannah said...

For all that these terrorists (let's not kid ourselves - that's precisely what they are) talk about animal rights, they pay very little attention to human rights.

It may be uncomfortable to think of animals being tested on, but if a friend or family member of mine is saved from an otherwise fatal disease thanks to drugs tested on an animal, I'd be more than grateful to the scientists who developed them, however they were tested.

11:28 am  
Anonymous dushan said...

I wanna see the animal rights activist saying "no thanks" when in need of a life saving drug which was tested in animals.

2:33 pm  
Blogger Bubble Boy said...

Medicines have to be tested on someone. They cannot be just used like that. If they test it on humans, they are in trouble, if they test them on humans again they are in trouble.

How will they produce medicines finally? Some one has to sacrifice.

8:25 pm  
Blogger Hannah said...

Dushan - couldn't have put it better myself.

9:18 am  
Blogger Mama Mouse said...

The 'pet's rights' advocates (terrorists is a good word for them) are continually pushing the limits of how far they are going to go. Death threats now ... murder next.

If we don't test medicine somehow more and more people will die till we are all gone ... then the animals will have control. And where will the 'terrorists' be? They'll be dead too! Will serve them right!

9:38 am  
Blogger Stef said...

Nope, two wrongs don't make a right. I don't share other commentators belief that animal testing is so vital in bringing life saving drugs to the market but that's no excuse for behaving the way those protestors behave.

If they feel so strongly about the issue they should find a better way to express those feelings

3:27 pm  

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