“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race. The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
According to the statistics that I have been able to discover online, the vast majority of the cruelest animal testing is conducted to satisfy requirements mandated by governments around the world, primarily in the United States and Europe. While these requirements, at one point in time, were probably well-meaning in that they were intended to make sure that products are safe for human use, these requirements make us, the citizens of these countries, unwilling accomplices to unspeakable torture. These regulations are antiquated. As I posted on September 27, 2009, much of the testing is repetitive and unnecessary. There are alternatives to animal testing and worse, these tests are not reliable due to the anatomical and psychological differences between animals and humans. Therefore, these tests do not in fact serve their stated purpose...they do not give us accurate data on the effects on human beings.
If we cut up beasts simply because they cannot prevent us and because we are backing our own side in the struggle for existence, it is only logical to cut up imbeciles, criminals, enemies, or capitalists for the same reasons. ~C.S. Lewis
Fortunately, for most consumer products we can vote with our currency...we can boycott companies that utilize animal testing. However, since we are required to pay taxes we do not have that option with these NASA backed experiments on Squirrel Monkeys. I am appalled that as taxpayers my family is forced to fund the kind of cruel and inhumane treatment that is against the very core of our beliefs. And where exactly are all the politicians who are crying out so loudly about the deficit when discussing the health care reform issues. Why are they not screaming as loudly about this unnecessary and cruel use of public funds.
Let your representatives know that you will be talking this issue into account the next time you are in the voting booth. Write a letter to the editor of your newspaper. E-mail the white house....
2:59 p.m. Get ready to Purrrrrrrr.
Confucius Cat say: GO!
Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr,
Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr... See the love, compassion, empathy and peace inside you
Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, Purring.... See that love and compassion touching each and every suffering animal, soothing their pain, comforting their fears.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr. See that compassion and empathy invading the hearts and minds of politicians, scientists and other decision makers. See them turning away from cruelty and turning toward humane treatment of animals.
Purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr,
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. See the NASA revoking it’s grant and abandoning testing on squirrel monkeys and other animals.
Purrrrrr.purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr...Imagine the headline: Scientific community declares animal testing obsolete. Government bans antiquated practice.
Purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, purrrr, purrrrr, purrrr, ........... purr compassion, purr protection, purr safety, purr love, purr empathy, purr understanding, purr peace.
I would like to add an extra minute of purring for our beloved friend Fluffy Stanley- a valued participant in the purrs4peace project- who was suddenly taken over the Rainbow Bridge at only 13 months. A sweet precious kitty gone too soon from this world. Please send purrs love to comfort his family that we may in some small measure try to ease their pain at his loss.
3:04 p.m. You may stop purring now.