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Funko
24-02-2006, 12:08:04
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4739376.stm

Until now, animal rights protesters have made all the noise in a dispute over a new research lab in Oxford. But this weekend the city's famed academics are planning to hit back just as loudly, as pro-testing campaigners hit the streets.

According to one Oxford academic, a war is looming over "scientific freedom" and the "future of progress", no less. And this Saturday the battle for and against testing will shift from the city's dreaming spires to its historic streets.

Over the past two years there have been regular protests by anti-vivisection groups against Oxford University's plans to build an 18m biomedical research laboratory, at which there will be testing on animals.

The university says the laboratory is essential for scientific inquiry and for pushing forward medical research and methods.

Animal rights groups claim it is unnecessary, that it will be a "prison" for animals which will be treated extremely cruelly by men in white coats.

interesting, haven't ever heard of a pro animal testing protest but I do agree with the scientists on this one.

Provost Harrison
24-02-2006, 12:46:21
I'm in Oxford this weekend. I may join them...I'll bring the nailgun :D

Immortal Wombat
24-02-2006, 12:57:23
Oh that reminds me. I won't be in Oxford this weekend. I have an interview.

LoD
24-02-2006, 13:09:18
From the comments:

The opinions of the 'Pro Test' group are absolutely disgusting. The torture and murder of innocent animals to save humans, is totally wrong. Who gave us the right to live above animals??! If we want to develop human vaccines etc, then they should be tested on humans. The prisons are full of evil people, we should be testing on them.
Anne Clark, London


What. The. Fuck?

Lurker the Second
24-02-2006, 13:18:23
She clearly has never run into one of those goddamn evil chipmunks.

Venom
24-02-2006, 13:24:23
England has the scariest animal rights groups in the world. They're completely psychotic.

mr_G
24-02-2006, 13:25:37
do not forget our volkert van de V.

Funko
24-02-2006, 13:33:20
Originally posted by Venom
England has the scariest animal rights groups in the world. They're completely psychotic.

Yeah. I don't know why but they are totally crazy. And a lot of their shit is as detached from reality as that thing LoD quoted.

Venom
24-02-2006, 13:37:10
My opposable thumb and more advanced brain give me the right to jam them full of whatever chemicals I see fit.

Nills Lagerbaak
24-02-2006, 13:46:44
Well, perhaps it's a natural extension of this country's bizzare obsession with pets.

Drekkus
24-02-2006, 14:07:10
Like my dad always said: "the only animals that come into this household are for consumption only."

Gary
24-02-2006, 14:15:00
He was a cannibal ?

Drekkus
24-02-2006, 14:19:22
I'm very tempted to use the rolleyes on you, sir.

Darkstar
24-02-2006, 22:58:34
I say, put all the animal rights activists to death! Chop them up and feed them to the starving animals. Use their skins to make the abandoned animals shelters. They can do their part for their fellow animals and save the earth at the same time! With them gone, there will be less people around, invading the animals natural habitats, and less extreme consumption of the world's resources. Less greenhouse gases being made to feed, house, and meet their non-survival needs.

DaShi
26-02-2006, 00:55:39
Let's take our vivisection to the streets!