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OT re- Guinea Pigs

Post by mlabof.. » Wed, 24 Aug 2005 23:36:48



Fantastic news for Animal Rights supporters and guinea pigs.  It has
taken 6 years of campaigning, but finally the Halls have given in and
agreed to stop breeding guinea pigs for vivisection.  What a great run
they've had recently, what with fur farms banned, fox hunting banned
and now this!
 
 
 

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Post by sridd.. » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 00:41:04


Quote:

> Fantastic news for Animal Rights supporters and guinea pigs.  It has
> taken 6 years of campaigning, but finally the Halls have given in and
> agreed to stop breeding guinea pigs for vivisection.  What a great run
> they've had recently, what with fur farms banned, fox hunting banned
> and now this!

Ugh. I didn't know they were bred for vivisection, though I probably
should have. Is hare coursing still done over there?
Guinea pigs are wonderful little animals. The longhaired babies are
about the cutest things you ever saw. They kinda remind me of tribbles.

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by mlabof.. » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 01:13:09


Quote:


> > Fantastic news for Animal Rights supporters and guinea pigs.  It has
> > taken 6 years of campaigning, but finally the Halls have given in and
> > agreed to stop breeding guinea pigs for vivisection.  What a great run
> > they've had recently, what with fur farms banned, fox hunting banned
> > and now this!

> Ugh. I didn't know they were bred for vivisection, though I probably
> should have. Is hare coursing still done over there?
> Guinea pigs are wonderful little animals. The longhaired babies are
> about the cutest things you ever saw. They kinda remind me of tribbles.

> Sherry

I'm not sure if hare coursing is still legal or not.  Lots of animals
are bred for vivisection including, unfortunately, cats and dogs.  AR
managed to shut down Hillgrove Farm a few years ago, which was breeding
cats for vivisection.  I went on one of the demos and it broke my
heart, knowing that only a few hundred yards away, there were cats
living in terrible conditions, never being able to breathe fresh air,
being overbred, baby toms being killed as they had no use, and queens
dying of diseases due to overbreeding, thank god it's gone, though I'm
sure they're still doing it in other parts of the world.
 
 
 

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Post by Kreislerian » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 01:27:31



Quote:


>> Fantastic news for Animal Rights supporters and guinea pigs.  It has
>> taken 6 years of campaigning, but finally the Halls have given in and
>> agreed to stop breeding guinea pigs for vivisection.  What a great run
>> they've had recently, what with fur farms banned, fox hunting banned
>> and now this!

>Ugh. I didn't know they were bred for vivisection, though I probably
>should have. Is hare coursing still done over there?
>Guinea pigs are wonderful little animals. The longhaired babies are
>about the cutest things you ever saw. They kinda remind me of tribbles.

>Sherry

I thought they ARE tribbles!!!!!!! ;)

Remember the guinea pig song?
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/guineapig

Theresa
Stinky Pictures: http://community.webshots.com/album/125591586JWEFwh
My Blog: http://www.humanitas.blogspot.com

 
 
 

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Post by mlabof.. » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 01:50:57


Quote:



> >> Fantastic news for Animal Rights supporters and guinea pigs.  It has
> >> taken 6 years of campaigning, but finally the Halls have given in and
> >> agreed to stop breeding guinea pigs for vivisection.  What a great run
> >> they've had recently, what with fur farms banned, fox hunting banned
> >> and now this!

> >Ugh. I didn't know they were bred for vivisection, though I probably
> >should have. Is hare coursing still done over there?
> >Guinea pigs are wonderful little animals. The longhaired babies are
> >about the cutest things you ever saw. They kinda remind me of tribbles.

> >Sherry

> I thought they ARE tribbles!!!!!!! ;)

> Remember the guinea pig song?
> http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/guineapig

> Theresa
> Stinky Pictures: http://community.webshots.com/album/125591586JWEFwh
> My Blog: http://www.humanitas.blogspot.com

What are tribbles?
 
 
 

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Post by mlabof.. » Thu, 25 Aug 2005 03:16:26


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> > What are tribbles?

> Imaginary creatures from the original Star Trek series.

> I'm reluctant to celebrate pressure tactics that might affect medical
> research, being as I benefit from the results of said research.

> --
> Cheryl

Ooh, I don't remember the tribbles.  I also benefit from medical
research, I guess we all do to some degree, I just think that there's
better ways than using animals, but they're probably more expensive
which is always a factor with drug companies.  I truly believe that
some of it is totally unnecessary, such as testing new pain killers,
we've surely already got enough already.  Anyway, I won't get into that
debate on this newsgroup, or you'll never shut me up, it's my pet :)
issue!