Posts Tagged ‘torture’

Here’s what’s wrong with vivisection

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
this is the after picture of a monkey tortured inside uf for fun and profit. (image disclosed after first successful lawsuit, camille marino v. university of florida, dec. 30, 2011)

this is the after picture of a monkey tortured inside uf for fun and profit. (image disclosed after first successful lawsuit, camille marino v. university of florida, dec. 30, 2011)

by Gary Yourofsky

Humanitarian and British author George Bernard Shaw summed up vivisection best when he once proclaimed, “Those who won’t hesitate to vivisect, won’t hesitate to lie about it as well.”

Vivisection is the act of cutting, drugging, burning, blinding, shocking, addicting, shooting, freezing, infecting and surgically mutilating live animals. Vivisection also happens to be more than just bloody science. It’s a bloody fraud. Every year in the US around 20 million monkeys, dogs, cats, pigs and rabbits, and 50-80 million mice/rodents are incarcerated and infected with mutations of human diseases, tortured in violent burn and brain-damage re-creation experiments, observed for meaningless data and killed.

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Bombshell report identifies major flaw in animal testing

Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Source: Sarah Gray (Salon)

A new study from McGill University in Montreal is undoubtedly sending shockwaves through the scientific community — or at least laboratories that employ mice in experiments. In this study, published in the journal Nature Method, the research team, led by Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, looked at how mice react to their laboratory handlers, and levels of pain.

Their results? Mice fear men, but not women.

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Chimpanzee Abuse: Extreme Cruelty at New Iberia Caught On Tape

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Please see a related article by Dr. Bekoff entitled Chimps in Research: Lies, lies and more lies

Thomas J. Rowell - Phone: (337) 482-0225

Thomas J. Rowell
Director, New Iberia Concentration Camp
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 13610
New Iberia, LA 70562-3610

by Marc Bekoff (Psychology Today)

There’s much concern about the use and incredible abuse of captive chimpanzees in laboratories. Now, you can see it if you choose to do so. To quote Thomas Rowell, the head of the New Iberia Research Center in Louisiana where the abuse occurred, “There were five minutes or less of video where you said to yourself, you know, I wish so and so hadn’t said this … Or I wish they’d have been more careful here.” Yes, Dr. Rowell, I’m sure you wish this would go away and you and your colleagues can continue to do unnecessary research on these amazing animals without being caught abusing them. Cruelty can’t stand the spotlight.

Now, imagine what the chimpanzees were feeling. You can be sure they were suffering deep physical and emotional pain because of this intentional abuse. Pehaps they were asking “Why me, what did I do to deserve this?”

Chimpanzees and other animals are not objects, and lies and deception have characterized the ongoing debates about the use of chimpanzees in research. We don’t need any more words, we need action to stop the use and severe abuse of chimpanzees in research. You can contact the New Iberia Research Center (Thomas J. Rowell, DVM, Director, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 13610, New Ieria, LA 70562-3610). Other contact information can be found here.

This is the least we can do for these amazing sentient beings who have lived horribly compromised lives “in the name of science.” Get them out of these hell-holes now!

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Spanish veterinarian describes organized torture during bullfight

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Editorial Note: The following essay was submitted by a member of NIO Spain. The narration is rough in some places as it has been translated through an online program.

There is no mercy for the bull

The prestigious Spanish veterinarian Dr. Albert Sordo, veterinary professor at the University of Barcelona, ​​describes the bodily suffering of bulls during the run:

“After leaving the square, and after having teased the animal with the cape, the ‘chopper’ stabs the Puya (spear) in the back that destroys trapezius and rhomboid muscles; thorny with spines, the serrated edge cuts across the neck, etc..).

La puya also destroys and damages blood vessels and nerves, opening large gaps or holes where then they can also sink the sticks finished in steel harpoons, hooks sharp, stabbing 6 to 8 cms. length, which are driven into the bull’s meat snagging, tearing.

They then shove a rapier (sword) of 80 cms. length and double-edge through the bull which, according to where it penetrates, may ruin the liver, lungs, pleura, and so on. In fact, when the sword cuts the great artery, the dying bull begins massive vomiting of blood, which spouts from the mouth and nose.

The bull, in a desperate attempt to survive, resists falling and, for his great memory, usually heads for the door that brought him into that damn place, called ‘pigsty door’. The animal seeks out this pigsty door trying to avoid the abuse and pain on the field. But his torturers stab him in the neck  with a DESCABELLO (another sword with a blade of 10 cm. in length).

When he falls to the ground, a PUNTILLA (a dagger of 10 cms., double-edged) is stuck in his neck. The knife pokes the neck, trying to cut the spinal cord in the space between the cervical vertebrae ‘atlas’ and `axis’. The bull is thus paralyzed, unable to perform even the respiratory muscles movements, so that eventually choking, gasping desperately – trying again and again for air to enter the lungs. Finally with the animal still alive, the ears and testicles are cut off with a knife.”

THIS IS THE FUN OF THESE SICK Taurine, APPLAUSE AND PARTY ….

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US reaffirms its commitment to torture

Monday, November 28th, 2011

Posted by the ACLU

Yesterday, the ACLU and over 30 other organizations sent a letter to the Senate asking them to oppose an effort in Congress that threatens to revive the use of torture and other inhumane interrogation techniques. If passed, an amendment introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to the Defense Authorization bill would roll back torture prevention measures that Congress overwhelmingly approved in the 2005 McCain Anti-Torture Amendment, as well as a 2009 Executive Order on ensuring lawful interrogations. It would also require the administration to create a secret list of approved interrogation techniques in a classified annex to the existing interrogation field manual.

In a related development, republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann renewed her attack on the prohibition of waterboarding and other forms of torture in her claim that the ACLU runs interrogations. But in fact, the director of the CIA, General David Petraeus and the Secretary of Defense (and former CIA Director) Leon Panetta have both said that the 2009 Executive Order applying the Army Field Manual government-wide and the 2005 McCain Anti-Torture Amendment work and are consistent with good national security.

Such a move to undermine these protections in the Senate would fly in the face of American values and U.S. legal obligations, and would obstruct U.S. military missions and endanger troops deployed abroad. The ACLU is far from alone in opposing the use of torture. Senior military officers and interrogation experts agree that U.S. interrogators need not and should not resort to so-called enhanced methods of interrogation because they are unnecessary and counterproductive. Even the Bush Defense Department opposed the inclusion of a secret annex to the military’s interrogation manual because such secrecy would inhibit training and obstruct collaboration with our allies in the field.

Our letter argues that we “cannot afford to return to practices that degraded our country in the eyes of the general public,” and asks the Senate to oppose the Ayotte Amendment. You can join our call by asking your Senators to oppose Amendment 1068.

The Senate will return to the Defense Authorization bill next week (we’re also fighting indefinite detention provisions tucked inside the bill — you can read more details here).

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