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This week-end I had to do some house chore, chore that required some tools. So, despite my attempts, I ended up downtown exactly where a bunch of jungsters paid (or maybe not) by one of the many dutch animal-rights organization was camping. And one of them immediately jumped on me (only verbally) and began blabbering about "animal testing", and at the expected question "Wouldn't you made them stop?", my answer was "no".
The discussions has gone on for a while so now you get the blabbering.
Let's begin by saying that the only things that makes sense to test on animals are medicals or cosmeticals. So stuff that, sooner or later, somebody (like... US) is going to eat or smear on.
You can think wathever you want about the cosmetical industry, but one thing is for sure: it's here to stay. So suck it up.
Medical procedures are a different kind of fish. I'd like to think that if I have to undergo surgery the guy that is handling the knife has tried his technique a few times on some pigs and checked if they survived before trying the same on me.
And about medications, let's suppose you're sick and go to the doctor, that says: "Well, I've here two products that I think are right for you, the red pill here has been tested on rats, cats, dogs, donkeys, horses, cows... hemmm... goldfishes, dolphins, sharks... polar bears, penguins... monkeys... every fscking animal on the planet has swallowed this crap and none of them ever died!, so maybe is not going to cure you but for sure ain't gone to kill you. The blue pill here instead... well.. they have this fantastic computerized system you know... very very nice computer system... with a really control system, sort of hal 9000... no wait, that killed the humans in the end, no, forget the hal thing... Anyhow, a very good computer system, and when they run the formulation throught their simulation software, very nice simulation software by the way, it said that it's okey. So, if you decide to eat this shit, you'll be the first living thing that does so. In this case, I'd like to videotape you to see what's the result is and if there are interesting side effects..."
Well, call me selfish but I'd take the red one. And that's why animal testing is going to stay with us.
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Perfettamente d'accordo By Luca Bertoncello posted 17/01/2010 11:37
@ Luca Bertoncello By Davide Bianchi posted 17/01/2010 16:44
finalmente! By Angelo Guidetti posted 17/01/2010 13:26
personale opinione By ezekiel posted 17/01/2010 14:03
@ ezekiel By Anonymous coward posted 17/01/2010 19:09
tra parentesi By Herr Franz posted 17/01/2010 14:24
@ Herr Franz By Davide Bianchi posted 17/01/2010 16:46
@ Davide Bianchi By LilithSChild posted 17/01/2010 18:31
@ LilithSChild By maxxfi posted 18/01/2010 12:59
@ Davide Bianchi By mauro morichi posted 17/01/2010 20:07
@ Herr Franz By Alessandro posted 18/01/2010 04:32
@ Herr Franz By Alex posted 18/01/2010 10:28
test animali By Anonymous coward posted 18/01/2010 10:06
Provarlo su avvocati e markettari By Anonymous coward posted 18/01/2010 15:08
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