Robert Cohen, NotMilk.com
Original title: "The Four Witches of North Carolina"
It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals;
let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
- Henrik Ibsen
July 8th, 2011 North Carolina News
Their names are:
Who would have expected sadistic torture from members of the gentler sex? Who would even believe that laboratory research animals were thrown against walls, hit, kicked, and kept living in filth? All for what end? To cure human cancers?
Half the cancers rats get, mice do not get. Half the cancers mice get, rats do not get. Dogs and pigs and chimpanzees are not human, and animal research always produces biased and absurd results which mankind has learned over and over again cannot be applied to humans. By abusing and betraying animals, we abuse and betray future humans who "re-lie" upon such research.
Thank goodness that the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) continues to send in undercover investigators to such torture dens. Even in the best case scenarios, lab animals do not deserve to be poked, prodded, caged, or tortured by surgery, given drugs, experimented upon...denied a life of dignity.
Jessica and Mary and Christine and Tracy face a year in jail for their abuses which were recorded by PETA. Justice would be served by conducting experiments upon these four, for then and only then would science learn something useful which could be applied to all humans. Perhaps hysterectomies, so that these four witches are incapable of reproducing their species? Perhaps addiction to heroin or alcohol or oxycontin so that these four vile creatures remain in a fog much the way many lab animals spend their lives? And of course, let's autopsy their bodies after the experiment ends, just as science does to laboratory puppies and kittens, so that mankind can learn valuable lessons such as the size of their spleens and gonads and the amount of bile circulating through their blood.