PETA protests the use of cockroaches in scientific

tobr24u(z6 RI)November 14, 2013

research! It seems that cockroaches have similar neurological pathways as humans and scientists are looking for ways to cope with our neurological diseases such as MS. The scientists say that they chill the cockroaches before any experimenting and that the roaches probably do not feel anything. Surely you must agree with me in thinking that PETA has reached the point of absurdity in this case...

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lionheart_gw

PETA has mostly been absurd since forever.

However, someone on TV was positing that cockroaches have a higher approval rating than Congress. So, maybe we should send the cockroaches to Washington and use Congressfolks for experiments. You could make a case. :-)

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 6:12AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes(5)

And cockroaches work for food, congress works for bribes.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 7:24AM
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pnbrown

It does seem pretty absurd.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 8:06AM
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demifloyd(8)

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Thu, Nov 14, 13 at 7:24

And cockroaches work for food, congress works for bribes.

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And the difference between the two would be?

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 8:44AM
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haydayhayday

I always have a bit of a problem with how we decide which animals are deserving of our love and which are not.

Mother Nature doesn't seem very consistent with this.

I eat meat, but I'm careful to help the bees out of my house. I put out traps for the fruit flies, but I'm fond of the spiders that populate my house.

"They'll see and they'll know, and they'll say, 'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly."

Hay

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:06AM
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mrskjun(9)

I figure it like this. I don't live on the plants or in woodpiles and dark and dank spaces. So bugs don't get to live in my house. I'd like to keep it that way...stomp.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:38AM
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jodik_gw

PETA? Oh, you must mean "People Eating Tasty Animals".

Yeah... they're a little over the edge of what I'd consider normal concern. Not a group I would sign up to be a member of.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:59AM
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marshallz10(z9-10 CA)

This is a protest against "Robo-roaches", a kit designed for school kids, I think, in NZ.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 11:52AM
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october17(5chgo)

I normally cheer for PETA. (Even though I am very much a carnivore.)

But, here, they look a little too ACLUish.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 6:35PM
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alexrander

Hi, My name is Gregor Samsa. and I'm from Prague. It's one thing to die in your own bed, it's quite another to be experimented on. Even little children are told not to torture ants.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 7:02PM
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jodik_gw

Who DIDN'T have a magnifying glass held over a sidewalk when they were a kid?! At least once, anyway, to see if it really worked.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 7:53PM
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fancifowl(5Pa)

I don't know how anyone could support PETA? They are a sick outfit.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 9:39PM
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