Thursday, May 18, 2006

Why won't the left support Pro-Test demo?

Once upon a time in the West, the left used to pose themselves as champions of science, reason and progress - but, not anymore it would seem. Now it seems they actually prefer to runaway from such tough issues as animal research, some have flatly refused to be involved with anything that defends animal research, because, they argue that animal experiments is all about lining the pockets of big drug companies.

As Brendan O'Neill rightfully points out in his article for The Newstateman, the left's refusal to openly back the Pro-Test demonstrations in Oxford, is nothing but a first-class 'cop-out'.


At 12:38 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

well what can I say... thisis the one we disagree about!

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Matt M said...

This is a difficult issue.

Very few people would argue that animals have no rights whatsoever, as the laws against animal cruelty show.

So we're left with a rather crude utilitarianism: how much human suffering justifies animal suffering?

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Roland Dodds said...

I figure it is better to have animals tested, rather than humans. As cold as that sounds, I just think people are more important.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Courtney Hamilton said...

I'm with Roland on this one - people should come first, second and last.


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