People for the Extortion, Torture, and Abuse of human beings (PETA) continues to slander or misrepresent lab experiments that involve using animals (aka vivisection). According to The Daily Californian, the group alleges a scientific laboratory at U.C. Berkeley is intentionally mistreating bats they use as part of their tests resulting from a USDA inspection report that one of the lab personnel disclosed to the agency that a bat was harmed resulting from a sustained injury.
Despite this admission, PETA takes it as proof wrong doing and further alleges that the manner in which the bats the university breeds is unethical and harmful to them but also an environmental and public health hazard. It does not matter to PETA that the U.C. Berkeley lab came forward and admitted their mistake to the agency, only that the incident will be weaponized in hopes of rendering guilt and humiliation.
PETA also further alleges that the animals are terrorized and the lab’s research is invasive and deadly. Thankfully, the campus spokesperson was given the chance to respond stating that PETA’s claims are untrue. Not only are the bats well cared for but are used in experiments to help diagnose human brain illness such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases.
As an alternative, PETA has proposed human-based research (whatever that means) as an alternative. If it means using humans instead of animals: you first. However, PETA’s actions and words on this speak loud and clear: People must suffer and even die from brain disorders, since the lives of bats and other animals must be considered paramount. The savagery of the animal kingdom is primary in animal rights movement’s hierarchy of values over the civilization of mankind.
PHOTO CREDIT: Southern bent-wing bat By Steve Bourne – Email from the photographer, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57719937