Here is a thought provoking post we came across today.

Therapeutic Whining

primates

In the newspaper yesterday was an article about a deadly bacteria that had apparently “escaped” the lab in which it was being used to infect rats. It was discovered in an outdoor cage where the company’s primates live.  The ones they experiment on. Some of the Macaques had been infected, when they should have been nowhere near the offending bacteria.
I don’t know what they do to the macaques — what kind of “experiments” they perform on them. I don’t care. Whatever it is, you know it’s not good for them. If it were, they’d be experimenting on humans instead.
All creatures know when they’re suffering. That’s all you have to know. The question is, why do we think it’s OK for them to suffer for our benefit? Whether they are rats or macaques, mice or chimps, cats or cattle, why is it OK? That humans’ and animals’ bodies don’t…

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