Animal tests prove nothing. They are bad science, waste of time and resources etc etc And to say they are treated well is a contradiction in terms. Computer and other forms of testing available is the way forward. Grants and funding keep the vivisectionists in work.
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As for lab animals having better lives than domestic pets, if you really believe that, I feel sorry for any domestic animals in your care! Freedom is the most important in life Cordialement Fracois st michel. What are you talking about Maggie??
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Medicines to treat cancer? Yes, there are literally hundreds which help cure patients every day. And yes, they were tested on animals first. Actually mice are the worst thing to test human drugs on.
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There was a test with a new cancer drug that worked amazingly with mice. But when given to humans it sent them all into multiple organ failure. Testing on mice is absolutely pointless. It wastes time, money, and resources. Lisa, I can never opens links. But it is sad that in that case it did not work. However, I still think that testing on animals is necessary to understand and find cures for many diseases.
I also think it is important for us to understand how we can provide better life for our food and pets. Would those who are against animal tests also volunteer to have these tests performed on them? Or would they refuse to take any modern cancer medicine? This comment is hidden. Click here to view. Do you have reading comprehension issues? Do you like the antibiotics you take? They have to be tested before they can be proven safe. I work over internet! My old work was making me miserable, so I was forced to try something different, two years after I can say my life is changed-completely for the better!
Check it out what i do I really can't understand people who love everything fluffy except for rats and mice.
I mean, how could you hate these little guys? It's not their fault that their ancestors spread diseases. I know a lot of people get creeped out by their tails, too.
WE have had many pet rats and some mice and they make great pets bad thing rats only live about 3 years. Yes, if they had a lovely fluffy tail their reputation would be very different. I must admit all the good things I have read about their nature somehow doesn't suit the 'from another planet' almost reptilian looking tail no offense to reptiles, but they just don't seem so cuddly, generally speaking.
The little guys in these photos looked gorgeous. I know right?!? Rats are the quirkiest little animals I have ever met. They're furry, they're funny, and most of all, fabulous. What's not to love?
For most of them, it was the fleas living on them that spread the disease, not the rodents themselves. Yes, they can be pests in the wild, eating crops and food stores, but as pets, they're lovely little creatures. I think these rats are very cute in these pictures. But I am scared of the rats who ate babies. They were huge and scary and you know- Ate Babies. But - I don't think its ok to torture in labs animals. I've seen these experiments with cats and implanting robotic eyes and stuff.
Horror show. Complete and utter horror show. I have had pet rats, they are brilliant and so very loving. Thank you for taking the time to allow these guys an experience they will cherish forever! I have four - Hesta and Nesta two sisters and Billy Brahms and Benny Beethoven boys and they're housed separately, of course!
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You can read more about it and change your preferences here. About the author. Rachele Totaro. Get the latest inspiring stories via our awesome iOS app! Download Bored Panda app! What do you think? Little Menace 1 year ago It makes me so incredibly sad that these lovely little personalities were abused by humans and it makes me so happy that they were saved.
Kip 1 year ago Most lab rats and other animals we use to test medicine one have better lives than most pets.
Alexandru Ionut Rosu 1 year ago wtf are u talking about Liz Jones 1 year ago Kip, I've seen the way animals are treated in labs and that is simply not true. Coleen Galvin 1 year ago Relying on animal research and testing to protect and improve human health is not only unsafe, but also expensive, time-consuming, and unreliable Coleen Galvin 1 year ago No one is rejecting a cure for cancer..
Lisa Ringmaster 1 year ago However, mice and rats are the worst things to test any type of medication on. Kip 1 year ago Alicja, I live in the Netherlands and here there are very strict rules concerning animal well-being. Lynn O'Toole 1 year ago I've read about far too many experiments where the animals were treated in a very brutal manner. Kelly 1 year ago There is no cure for cancer. Coleen Galvin 1 year ago "Giving cancer to laboratory animals has not and will not help us to understand the disease or to treat those persons suffering from it. Den Gath 1 year ago Seriously, you are incredibly flippant about the use and abuse of sentient beings.
Jenna Miles 1 year ago Incorrect.
Sarah Louise Johnson 1 year ago Yes vegan here. Maggie Bailey 1 year ago Have you found one yet, Kip? Cassy Lavigne 1 month ago Get off the crack buddy. Lydia Snel 3 months ago Oh yes I am vegan, and wanna test medicines taka a killer or a dirty pedophile, not an innocence animal. Ivonne Montijo 3 months ago yes vegan here Gab Leu 3 months ago You are a psychopath and a junk scientist. Catherine Edmends 1 year ago actually i would and i am vegan - it's unnecessary and cruel to test on animals - test on human volunteers or mass murderers or terrorists, but animals?
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Lisa Ringmaster 1 year ago Crap didnt mean to post twice. Whoops lol. Lisa Ringmaster 1 year ago Actually mice are the worst thing to test human drugs on. Kip 1 year ago Lisa, I can never opens links. Hugo Raible 1 year ago Would those who are against animal tests also volunteer to have these tests performed on them? As a result, farmers can spray their fields to kill weeds without harming their crops.
The authors stood by their original research on Tuesday and lashed out at the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology for withdrawing it - a great humiliation in the scientific world. Open publication in the Springer journal provides a forum "so that science can reclaim its rights against the pressures of the industry seeking to suppress 'whistle-blowers'," they said.
In defence of their study, the scientists said it was the first to be carried out on lab rodents over their normal lifespan of two years as opposed to the usual 90 days. Critics faulted the experimental method, saying the number of rats studied was too small and their diet was skewed when compared with their natural food intake. They also attacked the choice of rat - so-called Sprague-Dawley rats, a standard choice for lab experiments but highly prone to developing cancers, particularly in old age. Furthermore, it is now possible to publish almost anything in open access journals," said Tom Sanders, a professor of nutrition and dietetics at King's College London.
The research kicked up a hornet's nest when it was first published in September They said the study was designed to test toxicity rather than causes of cancer. In an initial reaction Tuesday, critics said their concerns have still not been answered. Topics GM. Farming Pesticides news.