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41. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

apologies, misunderstanding.
myself I am not anti-vivisectionist - however I am against useless cosmetic/beauty remedy tests on animals.

I apologize if my last post came across more harshly than intended... I DO agree that the use of animals to test products, who's components have already been researched, is a waste of time and resources. It is one that is un-necessary. But, I also know, at least from the works that I was involved with, that there are people of all ages that can look forward to living longer and better lives.

I have lost count of the number of times friends, acquaintances and strangers have tried to make me feel "bad" about the work I did. Just ain't gonna happen in this lifetime! For me, I have found it the better part of valor to turn simply turn away rather than alienate myself. I know I was doing the right thing in the right place at the right time. But, I have digressed past the point of "Who cares?".

42. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Oh my-i just caught the last bit of this thread-NO, NO, NO, using animals and treating them the way they do is absolutely DISGUSTING, i once watched a programme on it-some researcher went under cover with a hidden camera-and it's the WORST thing i've ever seen, they treat them in an apalling manner-words cannot describe it!

43. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting lil j

Oh my-i just caught the last bit of this thread-NO, NO, NO, using animals and treating them the way they do is absolutely DISGUSTING, i once watched a programme on it-some researcher went under cover with a hidden camera-and it's the WORST thing i've ever seen, they treat them in an apalling manner-words cannot describe it!.

Quoting isadora

Like many others, this is one subject that will not be resolved anytime soon and the division between the two viewpoints is vast. Few dare to trend in the middle, but I am one of those middlemen. Both sides have good arguments.

I rest my case.

44. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

isadora what did you mean about acquaintances and strangers have tried to make me feel "bad" about the work I did?? just out of interest!

45. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

As stated in a previous reply, I spent 20+ yrs in the research field, which included vivasection. When introduced to someone and asked what I did for a living, I would tell them. I wouldn't have to go into detail - just the mention of research was enough. Those in support of it would just say, "That's nice." Those on the opposite of the fence usually felt that, if they spoke long and loud enough, they would convince me that I was in the wrong profession and all research was bad.

Like the program that you watched, there are good and bad in the field. Nothing is ever black and white. Personally, I don't take the media (in any form) to be unbias in their reporting. If there are bad examples within your profession, should you also be considered part of the negative? No. Every profession in the world has good and bad. Judgements made from a single television program...

I guess I should eat my own words about not commenting anymore about this subject. I keep coming back. As in my real life, if my mouth is open, there's either food going in or words coming out...

Sorry lil j - I am not trying to piss you off. This is just a subject that I have strong feeling about.

Yes Wocca, that maternal instinct thing is rearing it's ugly head again. Guess I just can't help it...

46. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I'm all for conducting experiments on live animals for the purpose of scientific research, particularly if that research results in improvements in the cosmetic industry.

The cuter and more close to extintction the animal is, the better.

I have to run, my iguana burger is ready.

47. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting isadora

Yes Wocca, that maternal instinct thing is rearing it's ugly head again. Guess I just can't help it...

Don't worry about the maternal instinct thing in this case, Isadora. You've put forward a very well-balanced case.

Quoting james

I have to run, my iguana burger is ready

Classic comment

48. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Sorry lil j - I am not trying to piss you off. This is just a subject that I have strong feeling about.

oh no isadora-that's your views and opinions-i respect that, we can't all be and think the same!

I have to run, my iguana burger is ready.

james-don't knock it-i used to have an iguana-so perhaps that's where he went- i did wonder!!

49. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

They've actually already had a good few chunks to practice on, so it's not a major step for me. Having said that, i have to be very careful - certain parts of me i have to carry a card saying i'm forbidden to donate to help another human as they are already too fecked up. More than one hospital already has dibs on those for future research/teaching when i finally croak...

50. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

Quoting lil j

james-don't knock it-i used to have an iguana-so perhaps that's where he went- i did wonder!!

Gulp!!!!!