Today I received my January 2006 issue of “Science & Theology News”
(formerly called “Research News & Opportunities in Science and
Theology”). On page 5 are two short articles that got my “curmudgeonly”
dander up. It’s a shame that this publication keeps running articles on
“altruism” while at the same time ignoring the plight of God’s creatures
caught in the nightmare world of research.
The first article, under the heading of “Biology”, is entitled “Mice
sing in the presence of mates” and explains that “the mouse sounds met
two key criteria for song – distinct syllables and recurring themes…”
This article, which is illustrated with a photo of two adorable mice,
says that this “finding opens the possibility of using mice to study and
develop treatments for autism and other communication disorders” by the
school of medicine’s researchers.
Having worked in medical research, I know the horrors that these
creatures experience and how expendable they are considered.
I find it interesting that hard-hearted people respond to findings
about God’s animals that should cause them to stop using them as
“things” with more schemes for further abuse.
If mice do sing, as these scientists have proven, then as members of
God's choir, they should be treated in the same way as we treat our
choir members in church.
Thinks Outside the Cage
Mice and Rats - Animal
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