As the tide begins to turn in the battle to save the lives of chimpanzees in laboratories, the laboratory that conducts most of those experiments is now fighting for its own life.
In the final analysis, any society that bases the health of its citizens on a foundation of cruelty and misery toward other animals cannot ultimately be a healthy one. The cures it produces will necessarily be fleeting and illusory, rather than a true prescription for real health and vitality.
We’ve heard plenty of stories in the last few days of tax dollars funding lavish Las Vegas vacations for government agencies and prostitution scandals in the Secret Service. But these are all peanuts compared to the amount of your money being dished out for weird vivisection experiments.
Israel’s attorney-general, Yehuda Weinstein, has told the nation’s High Court of Justice that it is illegal for a vivisection breeding farm to export their macaque monkeys to laboratories in the United States.
Growing pressure from animal protection groups in the U.K. has persuaded airlines and other shipping companies that it’s not worth their while to be involved in the trafficking of animals for vivisection.
PETA is reporting that all three companies have been paying for tests on animals in order to satisfy the requirements of the Chinese government.
Graduate students Erica Tennenhouse, right, and Amber Walker-Bolton were pleading for the last two monkeys in research at the Univ. of Toronto be retired to a sanctuary.
Three times in just four days this week, major animal abuse industries have been forced into the open to defend themselves on national TV and radio.
The National Institutes of Health is recommending (just recommending, mind you, not insisting) that the size of their cages be increased a little. The average rat family, for example, would get 210 square inches of floor space rather than the current 140. Mice would get a little more space, too.
Air Canada has been one of the few airlines willing to transport monkeys from inhumane overseas farms to vivisection laboratories in Canada. But the airline has been under increasing pressure to join other airlines in refusing to carry this kind of “cargo.”