Canines are wonderful creatures and have long been a staple of human existence. It has been scientifically proven that dogs and humans helped one another evolve.
However, there are times humans have had to use animals in terms of survival, and medical research is one of those instances. Sadly, dogs are a part of the animal population used for medical tests that might be considered cruel to human standards.
It has not, however, stopped critics, like PETA, from attempting to slander a Texas A&M laboratory that uses canines in its tests. The group recently conducted a phone bank using a recording by actress Lily Tomlin calling on listeners to call the unversity’s President and tell him to stop them.
Simultaneously, it is also shocking that the Christian Broadcasting Network would also publish a story slandering medical experiments used on dogs at the Veterans Administration trying to conflate or even twist such tests as taxpayer=funded cruelty.
Never mind, of course, the experiments are geared, and probably have or will saved many hundreds of thousands of human lives. In the case of the Texas A&M labs, the tests are used to find out information that can lead to treatmemts for muscular dystrophy.
As far as the VA labs are concerned, the CBN description of them involves a lot of factors that seem cruel. However, VA Secretary David Shulkin is defending the practices stating the testing helps develop treatments for veterans such as diabetes and have helped in medical advances since the 1940’s and 50’s.
PETA and CBN are really saying they don’t want cures for any of the illnesses the medical tests help scientists understand that leads to better care for people stricken by them. In reality, CBN and PETA oppose medical experiments with animals and want to kill humans off since they are united in their altruistic sacrifice of mankind grounded in mysticism, that considers this life should be a living hell and people (other than themselves) a cancer on the Earth.