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Top 10 Most Outrageous Animal Experiments

February 21st, 2013 by Webmaster

If you think that animal experiments are essential to saving human lives, it’s time to think again. Each year billions of dollars and millions of animals are used in cruel, wasteful and irrelevant research that has little to nothing to do with advancing human health.

The American public should be outraged by this inhumane and fraudulent use of animal life. Which is why IDA has created the “Outragies Awards” to highlight the bogus use of animals in cruel, repetitive and wasteful research.

Awarded to the “Top Ten Most Outrageous Animal Experiments,” the awards, based on publications released in 2012, highlight stupid, cruel and truly outrageous research, like inflicting suffering on baby rats to study “child abuse,” (Most Outrageously Heartless), giving hallucinogenic drugs to monkeys to create an animal “model” of schizophrenia, (Most Outrageously Superfluous), and hanging mice upside down by their tails to study “depression.” (Most Outrageously Depraved).

Honestly. You can’t make this stuff up. One experiment pumped nicotine into pregnant mice to demonstrate that – surprise – the babies had lung damage. We gave that one the Most Outrageously Inexcusable Award.

The Most Outrageously Cruel award went to scientists who took tiny newborn monkeys, as young as two weeks old, and exposed them to open brain surgery for four day procedures before killing them. They claim they are tracing the pathways of visual nerve cells. And if that’s not upsetting enough, these kinds of experiments on monkeys have been going on in this very lab for nearly 25 years.

When does it stop? The junk science highlighted in IDA’s Outragies Awards should serve as a wake-up call to the American public, and to legislators. The billions of dollars poured into animal experiments constitute a crisis in fiscal irresponsibility, and an outrageous betrayal of people and animals.

They say knowledge is power. Hopefully the more we can inform the public and expose this atrocity – this outrage – the closer we’ll come to seeing it ended.

113 Responses to “Top 10 Most Outrageous Animal Experiments”

  1. March 17, 2013 at 12:01 pm, Ber Kavanagh said:

    CRUEL/UNNECESSARY/IRRESPONSIBLE/OUTRAGEOUS/WASTE of TAX PAYERS MONEY
    Please stop these unnecessary experiments on animals NOW.
    Thank you for reading this.
    Ber Kavanagh.

  2. March 02, 2013 at 1:35 pm, Penny Core said:

    I worked at UCLA Medical Research, in administration, in the late 1960′s. I thought that the inhumane medical procedures had stopped over the years. I see that, if any thing, they have become worse. THIS MUST STOP. It is unnecessary AND a waste of taxpayers money. AND MOST IMPORTANT, INHUMANE!

  3. February 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm, SILVIA said:

    Is enought of what we do to animals, this has to stop !

  4. February 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm, alexaveritas said:

    Do you have a child? A niece? A nephew? A mom? A dad? A sister? A brother? Any relative you love with your whole heart? Has one of your loved ones ever been deathly ill? Diagnosed with cancer? Have a painful disease? Ever have that relative get medical attention that eased or got rid of their suffering? Did they receive medication vital to improving their health? What if your child or niece or nephew had cancer? Would you rather your child be tested on to see if a chemo drug was effective or a mouse? These animals save more lives than 911. If you have ever taken any medicine (even aspirin), you have these wonderful animals to thank. Their sacrifice is never in vain. That is why there is animal research. It is not pointless. Please, be more informed before jumping to conclusions about these “atrocites”.

  5. February 21, 2013 at 5:40 pm, Colleen said:

    The time for testing on animals is long past!

  6. February 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm, Donnaa Damzelle said:

    ive been campaigning/donating to NAVS for 20 yrs +against vivisection, and though were a tad closer in the EU or world wide, its never quick enough, meanwhile these poor little innocents are being brutally totured too death, and my heart bleeds

  7. February 21, 2013 at 1:40 pm, don damzelle said:

    Whilst you are making us aware, i wish you had an action button, so that we can act via petition or what ever, its frustrating just leaving a comment!!!