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Barkingdog June 26th, 2013 06:38 PM

Lab Chimps see Sunlight and grass for First Time
 
[url]http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2013/03/watch-these-retired-lab-chimps-see-sunlight-and-grass-for-the-first-time/[/url]

Jull June 27th, 2013 09:20 AM

Beautiful... I wish they would stop using these beautiful creatures for medical testings :cry:

I do wonder though... after all this testing and god knows what all they have been "given", could there be a risk of spreading new diseases? :confused:

Barkingdog June 27th, 2013 09:29 AM

That is a very good question! I never give any money to medical researches as I am against testing on animals. It's sad that the chimps never seen the sunlight or been allowed to act like a chimp most of their life.

marko June 27th, 2013 09:35 AM

(I confess to not opening the link)
The saddest part is that so many life saving human drugs have been developed via these types of tests, even though the tests sicken us to the Nth degree.
It's a tug of war with personal ethics on this one...though as a pet lover I am against animal testing, that's for sure.
I'm sure though, if this is the only solution....that it can be done humanely. Primates should see the sky and grass daily... Wish we lived in a much better world sometimes.:(

Jull June 27th, 2013 09:55 AM

[QUOTE=marko;1059040](I confess to not opening the link)
The saddest part is that so many life saving human drugs have been developed via these types of tests, even though the tests sicken us to the Nth degree.
It's a tug of war with personal ethics on this one...though as a pet lover I am against animal testing, that's for sure.
I'm sure though, if this is the only solution....that it can be done humanely. Primates should see the sky and grass daily... Wish we lived in a much better world sometimes.:([/QUOTE]

I agree its a tough one... but on the other hand, I think, our systems (animals and us) are similar but not the same, so we respond differently to things, why not test on humans? how would we like that? at the end of the day we are trying to find a "cure" to our illnesses. :rolleyes:

I know its a bit of a dilemma, hard to justify but also hard not to. But, then again, there is so many diseases that many years ago were non-existent until all these random testing began. :shrug: the world sometimes seems too complicated for me :laughing:

CsqU4r3d June 27th, 2013 03:06 PM

So uplifting to see the chimps now getting to enjoy their twilight years....as for medical testing that is a real two headed monster...I submit they test on Pediphiles,

Barkingdog June 27th, 2013 03:59 PM

[url]http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39456324/ns/health-sexual_health/t/us-apologizes-guatemala-std-experiments/[/url]
The government has used people for as lab rats and gave them syphilis .

Jull June 27th, 2013 03:59 PM

[QUOTE=CsqU4r3d;1059060]So uplifting to see the chimps now getting to enjoy their twilight years....as for medical testing that is a real two headed monster...I submit they test on Pediphiles,[/QUOTE]

Hmmm... that is an interesting suggestion. :lightbulb::thumbs up

Jull June 27th, 2013 04:05 PM

[QUOTE=Barkingdog;1059066][url]http://www.nbcnews.com/id/39456324/ns/health-sexual_health/t/us-apologizes-guatemala-std-experiments/[/url]
The government has used people for as lab rats and gave them syphilis .[/QUOTE]

I think we have been used as lab rats all of our lives too. I think all of the sudden "epidemics" are nothing more than that. I am not one of those people that go through life concerned about all the "government conspiracy" theories :D certainty have much more better things to do with my life, but I do think this always happens.


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