The BS of Animal Research

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People who support animal research cloak themselves in altruism. They are only researching on animals because they "put people first." It's just like what the Republicans did to the Democrats in the US before going into Iraq. If you didn't support the war in Iraq, or president w, then you were a traitor to your country. Tags: animal research I like this post on Primate Freedom.

Military Used Pigs in Brain Injury Research

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Military researchers have dressed live pigs in body armor and strapped them into Humvee simulators that were then blown up with explosives to study the link between roadside bomb blasts and brain injury. For an 11-month period that ended in December, researchers subjected pigs and rats to about 200 blasts, according to Pentagon documents and interviews. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lovely.

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Pigs Used in Explosives Tests in Britain

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Some 119 pigs were used in the research at the Government's military research laboratory Porton Down, near Salisbury, between 2006 and 2009. The tests "saved many lives" in Iraq and Afghanistan due to improvements in post-traumatic techniques, junior defence minister Quentin Davies said. Tags: UK animal research military pigs I wish we could stop killing animals for reasons related to killing humans. From the BBC News.

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Potpourri of Amazing Bird Science

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So, here we go… Fighting in Iraq has been affecting starlings. But in Iraq, and more exactly, Kurdistan and Iraqi Kurdistan, they are supposed to be there (and are regularly hunted and eaten) and the fighting is not supposed to be there. Researchers are wondering if the die-off might spread to other birds or even fish. This is not something I needed to tell you but there is some new research. Birds Cassin''s Auk crows Great Grey Owl Mass Death research

Puerto Rico Ships Monkey to.Baghdad?

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Puerto Rico is eager to rid itself of the estimated 2,000 patas and rhesus monkeys that have taken a toll on wildlife and agriculture in the Lajas Valley since escaping from nearby research centers 30 years ago. "We Unlike rhesus monkeys, patas are not considered desirable for research, and there has been little demand for either from zoos — until now. I am no fan of zoos, especially in an unstable country like Iraq. The Baghdad Zoo rakes in some more animals.

“Birds of Cyprus” field guide review

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His work in Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey remains inspirational to researchers throughout the region. For the last two decades, Europe and the greater Mediterranean have been covered by one of the best field guides anywhere: “Collins Bird Guide” by Lars Svensson et al.,

The Feather Thief: A Book Review

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government (Johnson had worked in Iraq for USAID, where he learned about his friends and colleagues problems first-hand). We learn how Rist, homeschooled by his free-lance writer parents in the small town of Claverack, indulged in whatever interest captures his fancy, without many friends other than his younger brother, becomes captivated by a video of fly tying his father his using for research for an article (it doesn’t appear that anybody in the Rist family actually ever fished).

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