Friends of animals, enemy of mankind

A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy, and I MEAN it!

A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy, and I MEAN it! Actually, I prefer the first three, thank you.

A friend sent me this link to the results of a John Hopkins study that’s been having success shrinking and even eliminating cancerous tumors by using bacteria. It sounds promising, although it seems far too far away to be of help to my boy John, but I was struck by the researchers’ description of the decade-long work so far, beginning with mice, advancing to dogs and now, on a limited scale, humans.

Then there’s Priscilla Feral, of Friends of Animals, and her organization’s objective of banning all drug testing on animals. Here’s the little lady now:

The idea that scientists ought to have non-human primates at their disposal
relies on finding some ethical borderline between humans and all other
animals.

Regulating drug dosages and the training of handlers does not mitigate the

ethical concern about treating other animals as instruments – animals who,
once conscious of their lives, have individual value unto themselves.

Implicated here are deeper questions than university administrators or the
U.S. Department of Agriculture can reach. Monkeys are caged, and they die,
at UConn and elsewhere, during experiments that follow the USDA protocols.
Tidying up these experiments isn’t enough. It’s time for humanity to evolve
beyond the habit of using other animals as little surrogate people.

Priscilla Feral
President
Friends of Animals
Darien, CT

Copyright 2007, Hartford Courant

Far be it from me to wish ill on Priscilla Feral or anyone who donates to her organization, but I do hope that if they ever develop cancer, or stroke, or need to undergo open heart surgery, that they will eschew any drugs that were derived from animal testing, and will insist on heart surgery without the aid of a heart- lung machine. And if, God forbid, one of their children develops a childhood cancer, that they’ll insist upon treatments available only in the good old days, when 75% of such children died, rather than the 80% who survive today as at the result of drugs developed by testing on animals.

I’m all about principle, and I do so admire those who stand by theirs.

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13 responses to “Friends of animals, enemy of mankind

  1. anon

    You makin’ stuff up again or is this woman’s real last name Feral?

    • I have enjoyed that delicious irony ever since she appeared on the Greenwich horizon decades ago, clamoring for us to leave our Canadian park poopers alone. She suggested the town hand out rakes to residents so they could clear paths through the goose shit, I responded that we should use her rakes to beat the geese to death, and off we went.
      She probably changed her name at the same time she changed her sex.

  2. Toonces

    Oh, I’d go even further than that. People like Feral (is that really her name??) should not ever take an aspirin, vitamin, antibiotic – any kind of medicine at all. I love animals, I really do. Love my dog. Sometimes love her more than humans. But we need to test on mice to develop new drugs. The further testing they do is on dogs who have cancer. If it were my dog I’d sign her up.

  3. Walt

    Dude –

    Unfortunately, there are people in this world who have no understanding of the laws of nature, who deny the rules of creation, and who have no common sense. Libtards as a whole are members of this group.

    Their “logic” is in flagrante delicto against common sense. LATIN DUDE!! Or is it WOP speak? WHATEVER!! VEAL PARMIGIANO!!

    Anyhows, the Libtard pretense that all people are the same, animals have the same rights and intelligence as us, scientific advancement is bad, people need to be controlled and told what to do, is Neanderthal thinking.

    This woman is a lonely, lost, hollow woman. Looking for a reason to exist. With a warped sense of right and wrong. And don’t get me wrong. I love animals. But look at her angry lip. She is a rabid dog looking to bite someone.

    She can’t relate to people, so she turns to animals. Trying to be a doggie SUPERHERO!! She is Mighty Dog, DUDE!!

    Her cause is not noble. Her values are warped. But she is 100% convinced she is correct, with no tolerance for intelligent debate. She is a vapid, mean little woman, with no sense of priorities, but craving attention. Typical fascist Liberal.

    And coincidentally, I spent three hours today burying my kids cat. It probably would have taken me half that time if it was dead.

    Your Pal,
    Walt

  4. Catch up guys she is no longer feral in CT she is normal.

  5. anonymous

    What’s with the link to Feral’s Friends of Animals article? It has the word EXPLOITERS on the top left, then looks like it is scratched out in pencil or marker?

  6. Walt

    And Dude –

    What’s the difference between a dead baby and a dead kitten? Dead kittens are cute!!

    What’s the difference between a dead baby and a dead cat? Who cares!!

    Just kitten with you Dude!!
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  7. Yos

    “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
    – Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

    I smell a racket.

  8. AJ

    The Underdog lady stars at 4:28.

  9. AJ

    The Underdog Lady Part Deux. Starts at 2:20.

  10. Peg

    Speaking of “too far away” – why should a few bureaucrats in the government get to decide who does and who doesn’t have the opportunity to try out some promising treatments?

    Particularly if your prognosis is not positive, why shouldn’t WE THE PEOPLE be able to say, “I understand the risks of something without years of testing. I choose to experiment anyway.”

    Why the hell NOT!?

    • Toonces

      Because some lawyer will take advantage and sue the company if said promising drug doesn’t work or harms the individual. I agree with you Peg – people should have every option at their disposal and take risks if they want to. But the tort system needs to be reformed for that to work.

      • Peg

        Agree completely about our tort system. Just one more aspect of our society that is woefully in need of major correction.