The Science of Delivering Drugs through Chicken Eggs
An Egg Production Article From All-Creatures.org

FROM UPC United Poultry Concerns
March 2019

Robert Grillo [Free From Harm] deconstructs a recent BBC article about the use of chickens to deliver drugs through their eggs.

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Photo by Preston Keres

Humankind’s practice of using other animals as vessels through which we are healed in some way is at least as old as, if not older than, civilization itself. Today, scientific researchers are heralded in our culture as the saviors of humankind, reinforcing this ancient myth in which the “lesser animals” are elevated as martyrs for their “sacrifice” in serving a greater human purpose. In this post, Robert Grillo deconstructs a recent BBC article about the use of chickens to deliver drugs through their eggs.

The flawed premise of Herron’s work is that someone must lose for us to win, all the while ignoring the ethical paradoxes and the negative consequences embodied in her solutions, all the while insisting that no alternatives to animal use for such things as drug delivery can possibly exist, all the while blinded by the dystopian world we are imposing on other species, on ourselves and on our ailing planet. A future generation will look back on our age with disgust that such scientific ambitions were lauded rather than critically examined and rejected.

Read the entire Free From Harm article here: The Science of Delivering Drugs through Chicken Eggs? 

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