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Journal of No. 118

August 26th, 2005

X-Treme Animal Activists: Retards and Thugs @ 01:36 pm

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In my UK debrief, I forgot to mention one quick moment that happened along the drive to Southampton. There was a nearby railway bridge that had been painted with ten foot tall letters spelling out "Vivisection is Murder," or something quite similar. If only these groups restricted their activities to graffiti, I might not detest them quite so much.
But their more destructive activities have resulted in a long litany of stupidities, from 'liberating' diseased and infectious animals to trashing the office of a researcher working on mad-cow disease. A couple recent news items have moved my simmering anger to the front-burner (to mangle some metaphors).
In New Zealand, the typical 'liberation' of diseased animals from a veterinary school took place. The dogs suffer from mucopolysaccharidosis, a fatal, incurable genetic disorder that also affects children. "Without expert treatment, the infected dogs will waste away and die fairly quickly."
In the UK, animal rights activists have convinced a guinea pig farm to shut down. Their persuasive tactic? Stealing the owner's dead relative's remains.
And then there's always firebombs and arson.

Don't like abortions? Don't have one!
Don't like animal experimentation? Confine yourself to aspirin, homeopathy, yogic breathing and prayer for all future illnesses during the remaining years of your drastically shortened life.
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Date:August 27th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)

Here here! For fuck's sake, these people are like abortion clinic bombers.

I've recently developed a conscience about using animals to test cosmetics, but mostly because I don't think anything should suffer unwillingly for something to be plastered on the fat, sagging eyelids of some pasty-faced bitch in Pasadena. It is most certainly the wiser route to simply not buy those cosmetics. The dollar is mightier, always.
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Date:August 27th, 2005 07:12 am (UTC)

Lest I sound more like Dr. Mengele than Dr. Doolittle

Certainly I'm all for reducing or eliminating the use of animals for 'trivial' purposes and seeing to it that all animals are treated in an ethical manner.
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Date:August 27th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)

Re: Lest I sound more like Dr. Mengele than Dr. Doolittle


Although, I do occasionally threaten to turn Cairo Egypt into a hat. If he breaks anything else of financial significance in my apartment (i.e., my stereo again), it might still happen.

Journal of No. 118