Humans are naked apes and they will always use their major powerful weapon - brains. Do you like it or not, but we are curious and we make discoveries to better or worse for our own good. Rats are honorable, but why bed bugs are not? The world had been naturally designed before any animal rights ideology or religion were invented. Plague was brought with rats, but humans learned and survived. However, rats uare useful for experiments as well. Why not to use them, if they are so convenient and easily available?
An apologist for vivisection?! That's all we need.
If vivisectionists knew the karmic consequences of vivisection, vivisection would be history by lunchtime...
Holy chicken scratch! More research demonstrating the ability of other species' (could it be real?) ability to feel empathy ....
"The research demonstrated that hens possess a fundamental capacity to empathise, at least with their own chicks." And ... "The discovery has important implications for the welfare of farm and laboratory animals, say researchers."http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scie ... lieve.html
And yet, this information and research wil not make a "scratch" of difference in the lives of those animals which our society has chosen to warehouse in such deplorable conditions. We can't even get our heads straight about each other. We are forced to pay tremendous taxes for causes not of our liking ... dropping bombs on Iraqi civilians, selling 14.2 billion dollars worth of war toys to Saudi Arabia and then saying "YAY" to the GNP/GDP for creating jobs so we can buy goods from Walmart which were created in Chinese slave factories. Slipping and sliding down the rabbit hole! If we don't "get" what is hapening to Palestinian children, just for one example, how are we ever going to get birds?
But still, one step forward, ..... We are actually experiencing a crisis in consciousness and I'm not sure how we can truly evolve beyond this mess, but it seems we are making some steps, .... while slipping and sliding and falling into that hole.
"Under commercial conditions, chickens regularly encounter other birds showing signs of pain and distress ''owing to routine husbandry practices or because of the high prevalence of conditions such as bone fractures or leg disorders'', said the researchers."
High prevalence of bone fractures, etc ....... is not acceptable! Why anyone should accept such routine abuse is as mysterious as the acceptance of bone fractures in Palestinian children. If this is not a crisis in consciousness, then WTF is it?