• Has the Time Come to End Animal Testing?

    February 21, 2012 1:57 pm 112 comments
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    While you’re reading this, millions of mice, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside cold, barren cages in laboratories across the country. In pain and loneliness, they yearn to roam free as God intended them to do. As He so inimitably put it in His good book, “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel.” (Proverbs 12:10)

    My friends, the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. And when it comes to animal experimentation, we have paved ourselves an expressway with no rest stops or exits along the way. There are those that may ask, “What has animal testing gained for us medically?” But even more importantly we should ask ourselves, “What has animal testing gained for us spiritually?” The answer to the former, of course, is nothing. And the answer to the latter? Eternal damnation.

    Though some readers may snicker in ignorance with regard to spiritual matters, there’s no denial of the material facts regarding animal testing. The facts are using animals are the product of archaic medical training courses. Even perverse pantheists like PETA (People Ethically Testing Animals) acknowledge this by stating, “Pigs and dogs are cut open and killed and cats and ferrets have hard plastic tubes forced down their delicate throats.” Why? To justify the fifty thousand dollar tuition suburban parents shell out for their children’s sense of entitlement? The answer is apparently, yes.

    The Journal of the American Medical Association reported in April 1998 that adverse reactions to prescription drugs kill more than 100,000 humans each year. Animal tests failed to predict these dangers. And why should this be a surprise? Animals cannot relate the most common side effects that occur with prescription drugs such as headaches, dizziness, malaise, depression, or nausea. These symptoms are often the predictors of far more serious problems. And yet, the FDA continues to require animal testing.

    It’s often asked why animal testing continues if their use is largely irrelevant. There are several reasons for this. Some point to the “publish or perish” world of academic science which requires little originality or insight. As a result, they take an already well defined animal model, change some variables, and obtain “new” research.

    But there is a way out my friends. There are far better alternatives to animal testing, some of which may be staring at you this very moment from your own backyard. That’s right. You guessed it. I’m talking about Mexicans.

    A future free of animal testingThe fact is Mexicans, as we know all too well, are extremely capable of expressing symptoms we noted above as common side effects from prescription drugs and avoiding work. Why not use them? Are they being used for anything else? Uninsured Mexicans already flood our hospitals with psychosomatic maladies. Why not ensure they have a sincere reason to visit the emergency room?

    Each year, tens of thousands of illegal Mexicans are deported back to their home country. What is gained aside from jobs that no self-respecting American would take? What benefits do deporting illegal Mexicans provide America or for even what passes for a Mexican government? It’s a net loss for Americans. It’s a net loss for Mexico. If a lazy Mexican leeches off of Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare, who is to say that these same parasites wouldn’t leech off of Mexico’s own government programs? The trip to a private industry medical research lab is far shorter than the trip to the southern border. And I need not point out the price of gas lately.

    I have it on good authority from medical practitioners that Mexican physiology is almost human. If this is so, one cannot help but wonder why this solution has not been the subject of more discussion. It’s time to take God’s word into account and treat animals the way they were meant to be treated. Will you join me?

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    Kelvin Fortescue Kelvin Maximillian Fortescue is an investigative journalist specializing in science, religion, and politics. Nothing stops him from plumbing the darkest depths of the pantheistic/atheistic liberal agenda. Friend him on Facebook!

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