Friday, 1 June 2007

HELP! SAVE ME!

ALERT: This post may contain some photos which might not be pleasant for the eyes of those weak-hearted.

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The recent death report of Xiang Xiang, a 5-year-old panda, has caused quite a stir within animal lovers worldwide. He was released from captivity in April 2006 into the wild but ended up dead in less than a year. Many people questioned the party involved whether releasing captive animals into the wild will prolong their lives.

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Sybille Klenzendorf, director of the species program at the World Wildlife Fund, said programs like Wolong's are expensive and rarely successful. "It's so much cheaper and easier to invest into protection of wild habitats," she said, adding that the WWF works to do just that for pandas. "Unless you fix what was wrong in the first place, it's useless," she said. "Captivity won't save them." So how many more animals will human test before they are aware that animals should belong within their own habitat?

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In 1980, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was founded to establish and defend the rights of all animals. With PETA’s establishment, animal protection work brings together members of the scientific, judicial, and legislative communities to stop abusive practices. Giant companies such as Coca Cola, Pepsi Co., General Motors have pulled out their funding for animal testing. Top fashion designers such as Ralph Lauren, Marc Bouwer and Stella McCartney have long ago banned the use of fur in their designs.

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As many as 115 million animals are experimented on and killed in laboratories annually. Much of the experimentation which includes pumping chemicals into rats' stomachs, hacking muscle tissue from dogs' thighs, and putting baby monkeys in isolation chambers far from their mothers, are paid by the taxpayer and consumer. Animal experimentation is a multibillion-dollar industry fueled by massive public funding and involving a complex web of corporate, government, and university laboratories, cage and food manufacturers, and animal breeders, dealers, and transporters. The industry and its people profit because animals, which cannot defend themselves against abuse, are legally imprisoned and exploited.

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Gosh…look at those screws…

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The after effect of brain testing…

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What is this new gadget? With masking tape?

How would you feel if you are the animal in the laboratory? Imagine living locked inside a closet without control over any aspect of your life. You can't choose when and what you eat, how you will spend your time, whether or not you will have a partner and children, and if you do, who that partner will be. Think about spending your entire life like this, even though you have committed no crime. Your life will always be in deprivation, isolation, and misery.

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Even rats and rabbits are not spared…
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On top of that, the animals are infected with diseases that they would never normally contract. Tiny mice grow tumors as large as their own bodies, kittens are purposely blinded, and rats are made to suffer seizures. Experimenters force-feed chemicals to animals, conduct repeated surgeries on them, implant wires in their brains, crush their spines, and much more. Think of what it would be like to endure this and then be dumped back into a cage, usually without any painkillers.

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Six Million Dollars Cats? How more cruel can they be?
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Think carefully how you would feel if such animals were to be deprived of a full normal lives, be it in their own natural habitats or in the comfort homes of us humans. Some might not even care because they assume animals are not humans at all. What is the difference between you and the animal then? Both also have lives of their own and lives are precious. You would not want to be deprived of a normal life span, so are the animals. It is best to leave them where they are supposed to be.

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Look at those thick chains and their thin bodies
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Disclaimer: This post is solely written for awareness purposes and none of its content is directly or indirectly targeted at any specific groups, organizations or whosoever. The author tried his best not to show too much violence in his post.

18 comments:

conan_cat said...

humans do not realize even until now that they are PART of the habitat, not it's owner. they strive to be God--look at all those manipulations of the animal's body, i was going to puke when i saw the ones with breaks outside the skull.

my god.

against animal testing. they broke the skulls of the animals already. how many of the wretched testers will get that into their thick skull?

Rabbit said...

I see rabbit! I see rabbit! Yes! Plotek the rabbits!!!

CRIZ LAI said...

conan cat: You should have seen the rest. I dare not put upload cos i scared ppl pukes nonstop and blame it at me...haha...u can practically see blood and cut off skin everywhere. Even test animals got burned alive... :(

rabbit: sure lar must plotek rabbits against those pundeks...see...i am not wearing a lucky rabbit feet here too :P

sckhsmc2007 said...

oh my! What's that on the brain? what kinda implant is that? walau eh... scary ha...

thought much feon-rabbit would say something abt the rabbit hehe... =P

kayatan said...

Very sad !

Wuching said...

animals of the world unite!

ehon said...

i think that you'll hate me for saying this but i think i should say something as a scientist.

i do not believe most of the photos mainly bcos that's not always the case and a lot of times the photos are created by animal rights activist to cause an uproar in the community. so it's many times dramatised. mice are kept in REALLY good condition in labs - aircond, best food, HUGE room, etc so they're at almost 0 stress. i can go on n on on this.

all researches on animals HAVE TO get thru the ethical committee, so the use of animals in testing are at its minimal nowadays.

as bad as it sounds, it's almost impossible to stop all research at the moment, because as much as u hated it, you're here today because of them. i can elaborate on this if u like.

well, if u think using animals as test subjects are cruel, how about humans who keep birds? that's worse. how about humans who eat chicken/farm chicken? e.g. m'sia farming of chicken is one of the most cruel ways. i can elaborate on this as well if u want. there are a lot more cruel things we do not realise.

like i said, im just saying some on the surface of it. i can go on and on if u like. :) like u, i used to be very against it as well last year, until i did an in depth research into it then i realise it's really not as bad. that's why i try not to just rely pics/info from biased party. :)

CRIZ LAI said...

Symeon: Doctor...my brains are dried up :P

kayatan: hey hey...Sunday is just round the corner...cheer up :)

wuching: ar woooooooooo :P

ehon:
No hate...say peace :)

Well, each and everyone of us has our own point of views. Some will turn vegetarian, some are just meat lovers. Every mind has its own way of thinking. Nobody thinks alike. If not, there won't be wars or disputes amongst the human race.

All I want to highlight is that the human "I" factor is so great that they think they are above all other living things. Real sad about it.

Seeing is believing does not always seem true. I must agree to that. Seeing with our own two eyes in a real life situation is most reliable. So it's up to how we see things in our own perspective :)

Cool...you are the 1st to give such a long comment. :) Sorry lor...no plans for any gift yet :P

kuanhoong said...

It is a cruel world out there.

Aaron Chua said...

Aiyer~ Such depressing photos..
Got more ar? LOL~

pikey said...

humans are already having war with other humans.... it will be a very long time in the future where all humans treat animals equally....

CRIZ LAI said...

kuanhoong: yea...pity me..LOL

aaron: siao meh? All bloody photos wor. You want me to end up like Kenny Sia ar? But I do not mind having 800+ comments :P

pikey: human are actually behaving like animals now. They kill for no reasons :P

JJzai said...

T_T
dun bully animals,
they are our frenz

CRIZ LAI said...

jjzai: I am also yr fren mar.. so don bully me ok? :P

-ritchie- said...

haih.. each time i see doggie wit those skinny body.. i feel sad.. i used to always see a skinny doggie at my ex house..only 1-2 days they feed him 1 time..so sad

IslandGirl4Ever2 said...

Why is it that we fine people or lock them up for animal cruelty to their own pets, and this is allowed to go on all in the "name of science," or some othe human cause... I have always been against animal cruelty... but this goes far beyond my imagination.. I don't think they will EVER stop this.. but HOW in the HECK does these people sleep at night?? I could NEVR in a million years be there in person and look at these poor animals suffering soo much.. And these people get paid to do this? I don't even have the words to describe how cruel this is...... Thanks for the post and the awareness... -- Leesa

CRIZ LAI said...

IslandGirl4Ever2: Gosh Leesa...thanks for flying all the way from France to give me a comment. So honoured to have you here.

Well...animal cruelty will not stop unless the mentality of human beings are changed. Animals have lives that should not be shorten without any concrete reasons. I am glad to know that you are against animal cruelty. Do drop in more :)

Bell said...

As much as I object to animal cruelty... I have to agree with ehon. Humans are able to advance as far as we have today because of animals. People will be happy to know that in most countries around the world, vivisections have been outlawed. Animals are treated as humanely as individual situations allow. Many photos of animal cruelty are either posed/photoshopped, or extremely old (when there were no laws against such treatment of animals yet).

Admittedly though, even today, animals are not treated with the respect they deserve.

In the spirit of maintaining love and peace, best I can do is only buy products that clearly state "No Animal Testing"... buy organic foods, free range eggs, and GE free products. That's how I can do my small part...

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