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From the 5 January 2001 Issue:


Bloodthirsty Academia By Gary Yourofsky

Many ADAPTT supporters know that I have been fortunate enough to give more than 60 lectures in high schools and universities over the last three years. The talks centered on vivisection, veganism and ethics. Therefore, instead of authoring another story on the unscientific aspect of animal research, I have decided to publish the vivisection section verbatim. The ellipses represent pauses not excluded words.

Last year in the U.S. alone … with a cold and callous premeditation… nearly 100 million monkeys, dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, mice and rats were incarcerated and infected with mutations of human diseases … tortured in violent burn and brain-damage re-creation experiments … they were observed for data and then killed. Vivisection … which is the act of cutting, drugging, burning, blinding, shocking, addicting, shooting, freezing, infecting and surgically mutilating live, healthy animals … is more than just bloody science and bloodthirsty academia … it's a bloody fraud.

Animals are a completely different bio-mechanical entity than humans. The anatomical, physiological, immunological, histological [dealing with the cell structures] and even psychological differences are too great to overcome. At this moment … a formula for making animal-derived research relevant to a human is non-existent. Animal research has not … can not … and will not… save a human life. Let me elucidate this point to you in a few ways.

Everyday … in veterinary schools all across this world … the fraud of vivisection is substantiated. After talking with several veterinarians who unfortunately have been fooled into believing that animal research can be beneficial to humans … I asked them when they were in vet school … studying feline leukemia … which animal did they study upon. Cats, of course, they all replied. I said cats … you studied on cats for feline leukemia. Why didn't you study on dogs? They each replied … why would we study on dogs for feline leukemia research? I said I don't know … why would we study on dogs for human leukemia research?

Veterinarians invalidate the widespread use of species to species extrapolation … because they use cats for feline leukemia research … horses for colic research … dogs for canine distemper research and so on. They don't use dogs for cats … pigs for dogs … and monkeys for horses.

A footnote this topic … I do oppose what takes place in veterinary schools on ethical grounds. Understand, I cannot oppose it on scientific grounds because it is scientifically justifiable to research on the same species for the species in question. However, when it comes to using animals in research for humans … I oppose this on scientific grounds as well as ethical grounds.

No matter how diligently researchers try … they can never re-create the spontaneously occurring diseases that humans get. They can only re-create symptoms and give mutations. And … on top of that … the experiments are always done in a controlled manipulative environment … where researchers can produce whatever answer they're looking for. If researchers want to show that there is NO link between smoking and lung cancer … no problem … just bring in some dogs … hook them up to facial mechanical devices … And force them to inhale smoke with every breath. For the record, it is true … smoking does NOT cause lung cancer in dogs … but then again I haven't met too many dogs that smoke. How about showing that diet drugs are safe for humans? No problem … just bring in some rats … gorge them until they become obese and give them large doses of fenphen. For the record, the diet drug fenphen passed the rat research protocols but was taken off the market in '98 after killing several humans. Keep this in mind as well … not one of Jerry's Kids has ever walked or been cured even though the muscular dystrophy telethons have taken in more than $50 billion dollars since its inception … and that's a generous estimate it's probably much more. The money came from kind people who have been duped by the animal research community's guileful, mendacious and insidious hook … this latest mouse experiment is very hopeful and promising. The two favorite words of a vivisectionist … hopeful and promising … translation … send me more money so I can continue my lifelong mission of gathering useless information.

And if you have any doubts about the monetary gain of vivisection protocols … this was in the 1998 Fall edition of The Oakland University Arts and Sciences newsletter … my alma mater. The front page discusses OU's bio-medical animal research programs. Ready for this … "Anne Hitt, an assistant professor of biology who joined the faculty in 1997, has WON grants totaling nearly $1 million dollars from the National Institutes of Health. WON GRANTS? W-O-N … WON GRANTS. Most people are not aware that every year … the NIH provides the vivisectionist an opportunity to WIN around $5 billion dollars in grants. And every year our federal government provides these vivisectionists an opportunity to WIN between $12 and $20 billion dollars in grants. And the majority of that money coming from our tax dollars.

Andy Breslin, the scientific educator for the PCRM, once explained that every two seconds someone in the world dies from a disease that the medical community has known how to cure for nearly two thousand years. Every two seconds. There goes one person (pause) and there goes another. That disease is malnutrition. Yet in early '98, with a hefty grant, The Detroit Free Press reported that animal researchers were trying to identify the hunger gene in rats.

How much more meaningless, idiotic and wasteful experiments will researchers conduct and more importantly will society condone. Once again, we know how to cure malnutrition. The sad truth is that medicine - in its myriad of treatments - is a commodity. If you can't afford it, then you don't get it.

OHHH, by the way, did I mention that animal researchers ARE NOT EVEN HUMAN DOCTORS. Animal researchers are trained in non human anatomy NOT HUMAN ANATOMY.

Charles Anderegg, who received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine, explained "It is impossible to predict human reactions to drugs, vaccines and other chemicals by testing them on animals." Still, vivisectionists remain obdurate and unwilling to use the following 10 forms of true scientific research techniques: 1) human-based clinical research; 2) epidemiology (study, causes and distribution of human diseases); 3) cellular and molecular biology using human-based tissue and cell cultures and in vitro; 4) autopsy research; 5) biopsy research; 6) computer models using virtual reality, simulators and 3D programs; 7) mathematical models using formulas to determine drug concoctions and reactions; 8) case studies; 9) human-based DNA/genetic research; and 10) trial and error methodology.

Fortunately though, some people are responding to the truth. Dozens of charities … like Easter Seals, the American Kidney Fund and The International Eye Foundation, to name a few … only use the aforementioned methods of scientific research and, more importantly, refuse to perform or fund any form of animal research. So, if the Easter Seals engages in essential non-animal-based research for birth defects and The March of Dimes engages in vivisection because it claims … that's the only way to conduct research … I ask you … who's lying? I hope you feel the same way that I do when asked to select between two diametrically opposed positions.

Personally, I will always side with peace, benevolence and justice. Since healing human beings cannot be based upon violent protocols … and human medicine cannot be based upon a false, fallacious and duplicitous model … it's seems clear to me who's lying … [the animal research community.] Humanitarian and British author George Bernard Shaw summed it up best when he once proclaimed, "Those who won't hesitate to vivisect, won't hesitate to lie about it as well."

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