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World Week for Animals

EDITOR:

World Week for Animals in Laboratories (April 20-28) spotlights the millions of animals who suffer and die each year in research and testing. This is an important time to address the myth that animal experiments are a “necessary evil,” essential for medical progress. A new era in biomedical science has emerged without the use of animals, using human cell cultures, genomics and digital imaging, to name a few of the many available methods.

Increasingly, scientists are acknowledging that animal research is not producing the results attributed to it, or deserving of billions of taxpayer dollars. Nor does it justify the incredible suffering involved.

MS. K. GREGG
El Dorado

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Discussion | 10 comments

  • cookie65April 24, 2013 - 8:16 am

    Here (if real) is something that should make everyone's skin crawl. Sometimes the pursuit of whether we can do something leaves out the consideration of whether we should. http://www.petmd.com/news/strange-but-true/nws_faber_college_announces_pug_rabbit_sucess_breeding?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=outbrain&utm_campaign=PetMDSlideshows&utm_content=Successful-Interspecies-Breeding-of-Chin

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 24, 2013 - 8:28 am

    Image courtesy of Department of Animal Sciences at Faber College Also, happy April 1st.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netApril 24, 2013 - 8:56 am

    Test of anthrax vaccine in children gets tentative OK: NEW YORK | Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:01am EDT "(Reuters) - A presidential ethics panel has opened the door to testing an anthrax vaccine on children as young as infants, bringing an angry response from critics who say the children would be guinea pigs in a study that would never help them and might harm them." http://tinyurl.com/blbvufg I would worry about our children as well.

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  • cookie65April 24, 2013 - 9:08 am

    Come on Phil, your not supposed to let the cat out of the bag. When I saw this a couple of weeks ago I couldn't help but wonder what kind of diet such an animal would have. A carnivorous rabbit would be straight out of Monty Python.

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  • cookie65April 24, 2013 - 9:12 am

    Francesca, children have been the guinea pigs of leftists for decades in this country. The latest being the testing of "gun-free zones".

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  • Ken SteersApril 25, 2013 - 10:42 am

    While reading this, I can't help but recall Elmer Fudd in a Viking helmet singing Kill the Rabbit to Wagner. "Poor little bunny. Poor little Rabbit."

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  • cookie65April 25, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Ken, wasn't it Yosemite Sam who always wanted Hasenpfeffer?

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 25, 2013 - 4:32 pm

    Ahhhh yes, Cookie! - LINK - Bugs - Hasenpfeffer -

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  • Phil VeerkampApril 25, 2013 - 4:37 pm

    Why do I think ACME when one terrorist drives over another terrorist? Is that why they hate us? Warner brothers made some of "those people" cartoonish? Reality is stranger than Warner Brothers?

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  • cookie65April 25, 2013 - 8:45 pm

    Phil, I had an idea for a cartoon that I always thought should be printed up my the millions and paper the entire middle east with it. It would be a cartoon of Muhammad kneeling on a prayer rug getting sodomized by porky pig. But I have never allowed the left to shackle me with political correctness.

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