Scottish Scientists to Create Diseased Pigs


See below news that Edinburgh University's Roslin Institute is to develop genetically engineered pigs to be born with Cystic Fibrosis to be used in experimentation then killed.

To do this to any animal is obscene but it is worth noting that pigs have been proven to be one of the most intelligent animals on earth. They far surpass the mental capacity of dogs and even many primates and can master complex exercises such as playing basic computer games. Professor Stanley Curtis of Penn State University who's studied them has said “Pigs are able to focus with an intensity I have never seen in a chimp.”

Dr Bruce Whitelaw of the institute has claimed that these animals and the 'technology' to breed them will then be sold drug companies. He claims as usual that this is all to cure disease but in the next breath admitted that it will "not necessarily" allow treatments to be developed. Another gem of work from the Roslin is that they've "developed a robust and reproducible rat model, which can provide a useful investigative tool for neuropathic pain mechanism". Which in plain language means they've created mice genetically engineered to suffer constant pain.

They go on to state "The University of Edinburgh is seeking enquiries from commercial organisations with an interest in collaborating in this research programme." For anybody who thought these brave scientists were killing animals to save the world here it is in a nutshell, it's all about the drug firms and profit. Yet again you'll be pleased to hear that the Roslin Institute and their 'work' is heavily subsidised using your money.

Vivisection is, always has been and always will be a commercial industry. Don't let them kid you it isn't.

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