The 4 M’s – Morbid, Mistaken, Malevolent, Maudlin – Animal Research

The 3 R’s versus the 4 M’s

Alliance for Animals - Jeremy Beckham's work (University of Wisconsin)

Alliance for Animals – Jeremy Beckham’s work (University of Wisconsin)

We have the old “3 R’s” (Refine, Reduce, Replace) which has been gladly tossed about in the world of animal testing for decades, while vivisection continues raking in even more funding and torturing countless more animals in a fruitless quest for knowledge and cures.

Speaking of the “4 M’s,” most people have heard the old, warbled, almost teary-eyed (thus the “maudlin”), “But if we don’t use animals, people will die!” But animals are not our models; each species has its own special physiological makeup, requirements, etc., which even vary somewhat among individuals of same species. So using one species as a stand-in for another is glaringly unscientific. People are regularly injured and even die due to that core mistake.

1950 - Group of Animal Vivisectors, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, England

1950 – Group of Animal Vivisectors, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, England

A Word on Morality and Fates

3c7f25c8770b91043761b75de6da40d5This world is random, cruel and unjust. This may well be a purgatory, where we’re all dumped and abandoned, given free will among billions of other lives, and where as human beings our eternal fate is determined by our full life’s actions, learning, improvements, etc., all weighed out at the end, to our ending up in a “heaven” or “hell,” forever. This judgment would be due to our special, moral knowledge, which innocent animals do not possess.

Treatment of animals would be a significant test of our characters. The animals themselves may be souls past who were human but borderline “bad people” deemed appropriate to serve as now “purified,” innocent animals, to test us in a most important way, and after their sentence as animals they all go on to some heaven to be free of suffering and death forever.

Ivan Pavlov, Russian dog torturer from the late 1800s, famous for "his dogs," put through hell for his curiosity.

Ivan Pavlov, Russian dog torturer from the late 1800s, famous for “his dogs,” put through hell for his curiosity.

This brings us back to the subject of vivisection (a.k.a. animal experimentation), which deserves special mention, for the immense, unspeakable suffering it has caused for countless innocent beings. From vivisection’s practitioners, to their obedient believers, to their aggressive supporters… they are among the most ruthless, blindly selfish, and just plain WRONG that humanity has to offer.

I believe the die-hard practitioners (those who do not change their minds or reverse course and compensate somehow) are bound for a “hell” after this life, and that their die-hard supporters come back as animals. Same for all of humanity’s accepted forms of exploiting, abusing and killing animals, such as animal farming and slaughter, puppy mills, etc., etc., to the point of nausea. I may be crazy for believing that. (But maybe not.)

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Following are some thoughts on vivisection from noted people:

Animal studies are done for legal reasons and not for scientific reasons. The predictive value of such studies for men is meaningless. ~ Dr. James D. Gallagher (Eminent Cardiologist)

During the last 80+ years, scientists experimenting on trillions of animals, came up with 900 ways of causing cancer in a mouse…BUT NO CURE TO HUMANS! ~ J. F. Brailsford, M.D. (1888-1961) – Radiologist and world authority on diseases of bones & joints)

Galen Pig Vivisection around 500 B.C.

Galen Pig Vivisection around 500 B.C.

Results from animal tests are not transferable between species, and therefore cannot guarantee product safety for humans…In reality these tests do not provide protection for consumers from unsafe products, but rather they are used to protect corporations from legal liability. ~ Herbert Gundersheimer, M.D.

55f2eae91e8372d603dd9ca2bc1a8563Science that fails to embrace all living beings is far more dangerous than any virus! ~ Steve Simmons (Environmental Scientist)

The American public has been trained to accept anything that sails under the flag of science. ~ Hans Ruesch (Author & Medical Historian, “Slaughter of the Innocent” 1978)

You are not handling a lump of plastic. You are handling animals with central nervous systems that feel pain and suffering. ~ Janice Swanson, Ph.D., with the AVMA (who ironically works in animal agriculture etc. to  endow animal exploitation/killing with an air of “humaneness”)

We sacrificed daily from one to three dogs, besides rabbits and other animals, and after four years experience, I am of the opinion that not one of these experiments on animals was justified or necessary. ~ Dr. George Hoggan (1875) who became a leading and ardent anti-vivisectionist after having been a student of Claude Bernard, M.D.

Claude Bernard, Monster Extraordinaire

Claude Bernard, Monster Extraordinaire

Claude Bernard (1813-1878) was France’s most famous (& infamous) physiologist, noted for his coldhearted sadistic acts upon animals. He asserted that progress in medicine was not possible without physiological research using animals. He taught that the researcher must be hardhearted and not at all affected by the cries and desperate struggles of the animal subjects. Read all about him and his madness in Hans Ruesch’s Slaughter of the Innocent: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0961001607/ref=x_gr_w_bb_sout?ie=UTF8 Sample pages can be read here: http://malpractice2.oneminutesite.it/files/2015/02/26/7-PSTCBDL_TRCB.pdf

Painting by Joseph Write of Derby (1768) - Torturous experiment on a bird in an air pump.

Painting by Joseph Write of Derby (1768) – Torturous experiment on a bird in an air pump.

During my medical education – I found vivisection horrible, barbarous and above all unnecessary. ~ Carl Jung, M.D. (1875 -1961), Founder of Analytical Psychology. His break with Freud altered psychoanalytic thought. Jung stressed the human psyche’s quest for spiritual and individual meaning, versus Freud’s concentrating on sex and aggression.

Harry Harlow, infamous baby monkey torturer from the 1950s-60s supposedly "studying mother love."

Harry Harlow, infamous baby monkey torturer from the 1950s-60s supposedly “studying mother love.”

Rene Descartes, French philosopher responsible for the animals-are-soulless-machines mindset.

Rene Descartes, French philosopher responsible for the animals-are-soulless-machines mindset.

Vivisection has done little for the art of the doctor at the bedside, but it has done immeasurable harm to the character and mind of the rising generation of doctors. ~ Dr. Rudolph Hammer, LLD (1909) (LLD = Doctor of Laws, Academic & Science)

I abhor vivisection’. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty. The whole thing is evil. ~ Charles W. Mayo, M.D. (1961), son of the co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Charles W. Mayo (1898–1968). The Mayo Clinic is consistently ranked among the top three U.S. hospitals.
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At present it is a rare person that emerges from medical training with his or her humanity intact.
~ Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 261, p. 2011, (1989)

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Making Lemons into Lemonade – On President Trump


President Trump in January 2017 – OMG!

donald_trump_phoenix_2016Check out the two older articles linked below, they’re especially relevant to vegans and animal activists on this day; lots of food for thought in them. I like Thinking Vegan a lot more than full-blown socialist Roland Vincent, but both of them explain how Trump could possibly be good for animal rights and veganism regardless of his assholery on the issue or left-versus-right politics:

http://thethinkingvegan.com/articles/vegans-for-trump/

https://armoryoftherevolution.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/how-donald-trump-could-serve-animal-rights/

I especially feared Hillary in power because she would have forced vaccines (through appointing her CDC director) on us all as a lover of policymaking and enforcement and a strong proponent of vaccines, while the anti-vax people say Trump is suspicious of vaccines and not at all likely to have them made compulsory by appointing a vaccine nazi as CDC director.

Whether you favor or oppose vaccines, no one should support forcing others to submit to them, which is where the vaccine movement is headed and has been for some time.

Sadly though, Trump is no friend of animals or vegans, but, believe me, neither are the Clinton, Obama or Sanders crowds, even if they talk a good game at times.

Also see the two videos and the 10/2015 Savage-Trump discussion linked below.

Outspoken radio talk host, Michael Savage, trained in medicine, is a possible choice for Trump’s Director of the NIH (or possibly the CDC instead?), and this would most likely be very good for the anti-vivisection movement, especially for those poor animals stuck in those cages. Listen to him here especially around 4:50 to 5:55:

The NIH directs all funding to research institutions! So keep a watch and hope for Dr. Savage to get this appointment, as it has been suggested by some.

Savage also opposes vaccines and would likely never support compulsory vaccines as shown here:

Savage is not a friend of animal activists though; he often rages against us too, says he hates animal cruelty but can’t stand us either…so keep that in mind. But what he says and what he’ll actually do and its effect on animals is what we have to keep in mind, not our touchiness about being condemned as activists.

Trump-Savage interview:

http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/files/2015/10/100615-SAVAGE-TRUMP-INTERVIEW.mp3

Of Pride and Shame Regarding Our Food, Etc.

This is basically a grateful tribute to hardworking crop farmers and the Earth for providing us all such a huge array of healthy foods. But then I got to thinking again, so had to add some preaching, so please bear with me…

Yes, vegan is far better. There, I said it…shame on me for judging. Shame!

People are way too sensitive about their food habits, way too much emotion attached to meals and what they enjoy eating. To judge or “attack” meat eater’s food choices is akin to hurling vicious insults about their mothers. Why is that? Especially when vegans’ food choices and sensitivities regarding animal abuse and killing are trashed, hated, ridiculed, essentially beaten into submission or silenced by those same sensitive meat lovers.

It’s all rather revealing, isn’t it.

Shame on all those who vehemently defend animal slaughter and condemn vegans as “self-righteous bullies & creeps” for simply speaking up and telling the truth. Yes, shame on you. I’m not talking about those who still eat/use animal products, but specifically about those vehemently fighting against veganism and promoting animal foods. They can be seen “debunking” everything and making snide remarks on just about anything pro-vegan online.

As for their reasons: This “threat” to the industries is real. After all, more people are convinced every day to stop using the products of animal exploitation and killing. But anyone, including animal farmers, can change and be far better than they are presently, in this one area. And yes, it is an extremely important thing…our treatment of animals…no matter how strenuously people assert that it is not.

The photos below are just to show in a simplistic way how crop farming is vastly superior to animal farming, in every way, and how animal farmers can and should change over to crop farming. To animal farmers I say: Leave behind all that gore and noise and guilt, and go clean, by growing plant foods. 

[NOTE: All images are public domain, free to re-use, some requiring credit. Animal photos at bottom are not terribly graphic. Click on photos to enlarge.]

Here we have something to be proud of and grateful for:

Our overabundance of healthy foods from the earth, much of which goes to waste due to people’s reliance on products of abuse and slaughter and the standard accompaniments: processed junk foods. Have a look at several produce farms and farmers markets from around the world…

Iowa City Farmers Market by Alan Light on flickr

Iowa City Farmers Market by Alan Light on flickr

Family Vegetable Garden in Brazil

Family Vegetable Garden in Brazil

Market in Lhasa, Tibet

Market in Lhasa, Tibet

Market in Farmington, Michigan

Market in Farmington, Michigan

Corn Field

Corn Field

St. Jacob's Farmers Market, Ontario, Canada

St. Jacob’s Farmers Market, Ontario, Canada

Fruit at Twilight in Layyah, Pakistan

Fruit at Twilight in Layyah, Pakistan

Ontario Grain Farm, Canada

Ontario Grain Farm, Canada

By Natalie Maynor, flickr

By Natalie Maynor, flickr

Ballard Farmers Market in Seattle, Washington

Ballard Farmers Market in Seattle, Washington

Lemon Orchard in Galilee by David Shankbone

Lemon Orchard in Galilee by David Shankbone

Market in Dallas, Texas

Market in Dallas, Texas

Westside Market in Cleveland, Ohio

Westside Market in Cleveland, Ohio

Weed Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Weed Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Mountain View, California, Farmers Market

Mountain View, California, Farmers Market

La Boqueria Market, Catalonia, Spain

La Boqueria Market, Catalonia, Spain

Lettuce - Mustard Seed Farms in Oregon

Lettuce – Mustard Seed Farms in Oregon

San Juan de Dios Market, Guadalajara, Mexico

San Juan de Dios Market, Guadalajara, Mexico

Flint Michigan Market

Flint Michigan Market

Home Vegetable Garden

Home Vegetable Garden

Jamalpur Ahmedabad Market

Jamalpur Ahmedabad Market

Market in Meppadi, India

Market in Meppadi, India

Chicago Urban Farm

Chicago Urban Farm

All that versus the shame:

The torture of highly sentient lives, human health damages, toxic pollution, and waste of resources…not food for ethical human beings…

Hog Confinement Barn

Hog Confinement Barn

Hog Farm Waste Lagoon in Georgia

Hog Farm Waste Lagoon in Georgia

Vintage Photo - Pig Slaughter

Vintage Photo – Pig Slaughter

Proud or ashamed – which do you choose?