I learned from a couple of colleagues (who I won't name) a couple of facts that reinforce just how hypocritical, hateful, and inane animal rights activists can be.
First, the terrorists are still targeting researcher Dario Ringach. Ringach, a former primate researcher, left the field due to violent pressure from these assholes. He's done. He is a former primate researcher. But for these goatfuckers, it has never been about helping animals but hurting people.
The Houston Press is reporting that those charged with participating in a large dogfighting ring in Texas served little or no time. As far as I can discover, none has received as much as a nasty postcard. (Nor am I suggesting they be harassed. The courts have spoken. If you're pissed, write your representative.)
So the animal rights anencephaly squad are spending their resources and hate on ex-researchers, people who used animals under close scrutiny and regulation for the betterment of humanity, instead of going after people who torture animals for pleasure and monetary gain. What a bunch of fucking idiots.
Dog fighting makes me see red. There is nothing so vile as making animals fight each other for amusement. There's nothing whatsoever that could redeem it in any way. Sadly real animal cruelty is often treated lightly by the courts.
And animal research also benefits animals! My cats are vaccinated against some nasty diseases because of animal research. There are vaccines for various diseases in cats, dogs, horses, cows, chickens etc.
May those idiots itch in embarrassing places, in public.
I'm still trying to find the animal activist who doesn't use any drugs such as Tylenol or anything else that was tested on animals. They may be out there, but I haven't found them.
I also haven't gotten any responses when I ask fellow CFS patients who are also PETA idiots bitching about the use of mice in XMRV studies whether they will reject any treatment or cure that results from those studies.
Fucking hypocrites indeed.
"May those idiots itch in embarrassing places, in public. Now there's a thought. HEY! FLEAS are animals right?!
May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their nethermost regions! And they are left with no recourse because harming the poor helpless fleas would be WRONG.
Also, can anyone else feel the dripping irony of animal rights fringe lunatics sending "Dario Ringach is a BAD MAN!!!11" letters to McDonalds?!! Dude, if they wanted to send a letter to Dr. Ringach about McDonalds, I might have some sympathy. But this? the mind boggles. These guys make PETA look rationale.
Stand up for Science!
If you live near L.A. or happen to be in the neighborhood on Thursday 8th April 2010 you should take the opportunity show your support for Dario Ringach and animal research at the UCLA Pro-Test for Science rally.
I have to leave LA on April 7, but I'll be there in spirit.
Becca and Annaliese, great sentiments.
This is just more evidence in support of the hypothesis that animal rights extremists are bullies, pure and simple.
I can just see the thought process in their tiny lizardbrains-- Researcher: easy target. Dogfighting ring: oooh, they might be able to beat us up or worse! Why open ourselves up to the same kinds of violence we wish to inflict on others?
Perky is exactly right. It is not about loving animals and wanting to protect them, it is about hating anyone who is not an animal rights activist.
It doesn't matter if the ARA actually uses animals for food or meds, or for anything. It doesn't matter if the non-ARA doesn't use animals for food or meds or anything. It is about being in the ARA cult and hating everyone who isn't.
It is just like how the homophobic preachers can have gay sex, get caught, and be forgiven. It isn't the "sin" that matters, it is not being in the hoomophobic cult.
I explain how the physiology of xenophobia works on my blog.
It's not just about the ARAs hating anyone who isn't an ARA themselves -- it's about them hating people. I think that there's an element of self-hate in play.
And why don't they go after the dog fighters? Same reason they don't go after leather-wearing bikers. Who would you rather pick on, a mild-mannered, studious researcher or a biker? The ARAs are not only bullies, but they are cowards (which is typical of bullies.) That's why they target children as well.
These Negotiation Is Over people actually, truly scare me. It frightens me that there are people in the world who are that unhinged from reality.
I was going to comment, but ArtK (9) said exactly what I was thinking. They're bullies and cowards...most scientists are easier targets than most people who run dog-fighting rings.
Given the way things are going for some scientists in the US, the UK and now Canada, perhaps street-fighting and urban defence techniques should be introduced to all science curriculum?