Animal Research: Its Impact on Humanity

Necessary Evils?

Opened_up_a_Pandora's_box

The infamous Pandora’s Box

From as far back as the mid 1980s, when I first became fully aware of what goes on in “basic medical science” (i.e. vivisection), I’ve heard from certain willfully programmed puppets that people opposed to animal research are a danger to humanity because, as everyone knows, animal research is only done as a necessary evil, to save human lives. No matter the evidence against that claim, those types will either smugly ignore it or authoritatively “debunk” it, preferring instead, with a religious zeal, to believe what their almighty lab-coated animal-sacrificing priests tell them. Ah, religious faith, isn’t it admirable?

Scientism

Science fans will loudly decry a religious label being attached to their superior philosophy…but it is no less a religion than any other. The only difference is that their “god” is their own species…meaning themselves and other chest-pounding humanists, with no “big all-powerful guy out there somewhere” pretenses involved. People with god complexes (i.e. narcissists) are not those to listen to on matters of actual science. Science is a humble discovery and learning process, leading to innovation and progress…nothing more…and it must be done legitimately to achieve legitimate results.

Lunacy

Now, using animals as models for human beings, despite a host of known significant differences in anatomy, physiology, etc., is not science in any sense of the word. It is 9451613143_2d907c6932_blunacy. And when confronted with their colossal mistakes which lead to damage and death to humans, vivisectionists will usually come out with, “Well, that proves that not enough animal testing was done.” In what other branch of science will you see anything remotely like that? Nowhere. But say it they do. No matter the question or problem, no matter the human death toll from something like Vioxx, etc., all roads lead back to: “We need MORE animal research.”

Hidden Crimes

I won’t get into details here because that’s not the point of this post, but anyone who wants to learn of the invalidity of vivisection can watch a 1986 documentary titled Hidden Crimes, Part 1 here:

Parts 2–8 can be watched here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL36595650E60D4F6F

An Old Memory (but a pivotal one)…800px-USDA-ARS_Guinea_Pig

At my workplace in 1986 I posted on the company bulletin boards about a charity event to raise money for an anti-vivisection group I was working with which produced the Hidden Crimes documentary above. It was for people to sign up for a running event with sponsors supporting the runners. The notice was up for weeks and only a couple of them got only a couple of very brave signers. And one notice had written on it by some angry cruel coward: “Stop animal research and allow people to DIE!” This was when I realized just how vile most people were and when my misanthropy got its biggest, saddest boost. Although my first devastating, life-changing moment was seeing news coverage of this in 1984:

Fear Works Best

That anonymous coworker’s mentality makes one realize just why, exactly, something as deplorable and unforgivable as vivisection has been allowed to become the unstoppable juggernaut it is…because of foolish public support. Because of people being scared by vivisectionist claims, and wanting others to suffer and be “sacrificed” in an attempt to alleviate those fears.

The fear of sickness and death is a powerful tool, used to its full advantage by opportunistic sadistic egotists labeling themselves as Scientists with the power fear-615989_640of life or death and health or sickness over us all. This is perhaps the rottenest lie ever perpetrated by our species, fostering so much ruthlessness and destroying so many innocent lives that it is unmeasurable.

How to kill all that is good…

Rather than saving human lives, this lie has served only to KILL OUR HUMANITY. Animal research kills…does not save…humanity. It kills our empathy and compassion, our sense of fairness, our honesty, our love…everything good about us. And it feeds everything terrible about us: ruthless opportunism, egotism, sadism, greed, dishonesty, and so forth. So animal testing doesn’t only harm and kill people via dangerous and invalidly tested drugs and procedures, it also destroys the very meaning of our humanness.

The way out of this shamefulness…

Rather than being afraid of and faithful to these “researchers,” people need to see them as the sadistic narcissists they are, and stop throwing innocent animals to them to sacrifice to “science.” For the only thing really being sacrificed there is our humanity. You stop this by no longer handing your power over to deranged people…do not allow them to frighten you and lie to you any longer. Their power ends when people’s gullibility and implanted fear ends. And when our mean arrogance is put in its lowly place. Coldhearted denialist public support is what keeps vivisection going. It’s bad enough that it ever was allowed to happen; it most certainly should be ended by now.

We so desperately need to stop vivisection and all of our animal exploitation/abuse/killing, and at last gain our humanity.

Photo by Michel Pourny, Green Hill protest 2012

Photo by Michel Pourny, Green Hill anti-vivisection protest 2012

VEGANS AND BONE HEALTH

First, here’s a handy little article on VEGAN CALCIUM sources:

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/25-vegan-sources-for-calcium.html#14451975317792&action=expand_widget&id=0&data=Now, just for laughs and some info to boot, here’s something I found when googling for images for this article: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paleo-atkins-meat-diet-info/6660182569 (hehe). So easily distracted here. But back to topic…

Beyond Just Calcium

VITAMIN K is essential for calcium placement in the body. As a general rule, plant foods high in calcium are also high in vitamin K, which is quite important. Here’s a very objective and extensive article from Harvard University on our best nutrition for bone health (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/calcium-full-story/), and it concludes that for vitamin K, “…one or more servings per day of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, dark green lettuce, collard greens, or kale should be enough to meet the daily recommended target of 120 micrograms per day for men and 90 micrograms per day for women.” That means a good size serving of course, like 3+ oz. of kale (weighed raw), as the conversion rate of K1 to K2 (the one we need for bone health) is 15%, and 15% of the 600 mcg. of K1 in 3 oz. of kale works out to 90 mcg. of K2. And get your SUNSHINE or take some vegan VITAMIN D, also vital for bone health.

Calcium_regulation

All the rest…

MAGNESIUM is also important, but is included in many whole vegan foods from greens to grains to bananas to peanut butter and beyond. All the whole vegan foods are chock full of the nutrition we need; it’s actually fairly easy to be vegan and
very healthy, far more so than with the typical omnivore’s diet loaded with bacon and toaster strudels. food-man-person-eatingIt’s so important to get out and EXERCISE too. And DON’T BE a SKINNY featherweight…that’s not good for our bones; they need the stress of weight bearing. And good HYGIENE of course is also key to healthy teeth…rinse, brush, floss, regularly, and strictly limit your intake of unhealthy sweets.

Recap of essentials:

• Know your vegan calcium sources and eat them, • Get lots of vitamin K (K1 is converted to K2 as needed), • Get enough sunshine and/or vitamin D, • Easily get plenty of magnesium from plant foods, • Exercise regularly, • Don’t be a skinny wisp, • And keep your teeth clean

Your skeleton and teeth will forever thank you for it.

Alright, lecture over 😅

(I just want all vegans to be healthy and live to fight until age 100+, but preferably to make this sad fight no longer necessary.)

100% of sexual murderers are animal abusers, and what to do about it.

The following is a quote from this article:

http://www.hg.org/article.asp?id=8011

Ted Bundy, animal torturer, prolific sadistic sexual serial killer

Ted Bundy, animal torturer, prolific sadistic sexual serial killer

“The statistics supporting the animal abuse to other crimes connection are overwhelming. For instance, in one twenty-year study, 70% of animal abusers committed other crimes, and 44% went on to harm people. In another recent study, 99% of animal abusers had convictions for other crimes, 100% of people who committed sexual homicide (like Jeffrey Dahmer) had abused animals, and 61.5% of animal abusers had assaulted a human as well. A 1997 study showed that when comparing 153 animal abusers to neighbors of similar age and gender, animal abusers were five times more likely to be arrested for violent crimes, three times more likely to commit drug-related crimes, even three times more likely to get traffic tickets.

images“Many people already know that animal abusers go on to abuse others in their household. There are many statistics out there as well but to summarize, 80-90% of victims of domestic abuse state that their abuser started by abusing pets. Then, an additional vicious cycle often begins because the abused kids, at least 1/3 of the time, according to various studies, abuse animals themselves.”

But we legalize some, and consider others crimes? That is madness…

Particularly interesting is the fact that 100% of “sexual” sadist murderers are also into animal torture. The implications of connecting that fact to the sorts of people society considers “necessary” for our survival…as in slaughter workers, vivisectors, etc., are extremely disturbing. People want to deny society’s fostering of this ruthlessness and blood-thirst…this severe mental disease which chronically infects our species…so deny it they do, and fiercely. Since to admit the truth here would mean admitting to serious and dumbfounding mistakes made by “the greatest species ever,” and working towards a whole new way of life, reconsidering our place in it, and making profound changes in order to be worthy of our title: Human.

Painting by Adriaen Brouwer, c. 1630-1640

Painting by Adriaen Brouwer, c. 1630-1640

Of course, violent crimes including murder, rape, child abuse, domestic abuse, etc., increase dramatically in the vicinity of slaughterhouses and among other communities involved in legalized animal abuse. Slapping a label of legality on what we know is absolutely wrong does nothing to make such workers any less mentally/emotionally disturbed and dangerous…may even make them more so by the disgustingly cruel things they’re paid to do, and by their realizing the severe hypocrisy of the situation.

Just one of many cases in point, briefly, of a murderer who (illegally) tortured animals:

One such sexual fetishist and sadistic murder who honed his skills on animals as a child by hanging dogs and cats in a barn: Dennis Rader, the Bind-Torture-Kill (BTK) killer who indulged in his sadistic murder spree from 1974 to 1991, killing 10 people in the worst, most agonizing ways possible; families with children, women, men…it didn’t matter to him…they all turned him on.

I don’t want to be too “graphic” here, but you can read all about Rader here: http://criminalminds.wikia.com/wiki/Dennis_Rader

I did a YouTube video several years ago on all this; here it is:

So where do we go from here? If I had a say in it…

bd4544ea36b2a9605d235d9e2db3b48dAll of humanity would stop the vicious backlash against veganism and all things related to animal liberation. They’d quickly realize just how wrong they’ve been, as all of us who’ve made the change have realized. No, we’re not perfect and don’t claim to be better than other people in every way…but just in this way, by being vegan and also opposed to all forms of animal exploitation, use, and killing. Other people may be vastly better than us in other areas of life, and I for one can readily admit that. We are human beings, after all, and entirely capable of inventing and utilizing any ways of living that we want.

Which brings us to cultured or lab-grown meat as one possible solution to these problems (REVISED 2/10/2017)…

http://www.new-harvest.org is one of several organizations working on ways to arrive at this far better, much less violent, more loving and peaceful world we all want. But there are problems there as well, since animal exploiters may also be employed in this field. So beware of who you might support. Plant-based replacements for animal products are a far better and easier way (and we already have them, for decades); but since the vast majority of people still reject such vegan products, the “cultured meat” endeavor might still be a viable way to at least get slaughterhouses permanently done away with at some point in the (hopefully near) future. We wait and observe.

Why this obsession with people like me?

Abandoned Ft. Worth TX slaughterhouse by Chris Yetter, flickr

Abandoned Ft. Worth TX slaughterhouse by Chris Yetter, flickr

We want to go to sleep happily at night knowing humanity is on its way to truly loving each other and animals, and thereby on its way to true and lasting peace and a dramatically safer world. We don’t want to live in a world where children (and other innocent/helpless lives) are snatched from their lives to be tortured and murdered. We want all people to have compassion and empathy, and for the murderous hatred harbored by so many to be only a shameful, fading, old memory, represented by the abandoned slaughterhouse above. We want to wake up in the morning realizing that’s really happening, it wasn’t just a dream…as it is now only a dream. And when awakened to reality, again, it feels like a wrecking ball.

We just want everyone to be safe and happy and free…cute-kissing-animals-love-9__880