The Cost of Animal Te$ting

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Posted August 11, 2011 by Ryan Huling

Nationwide, colleges are facing “budget crises,” raising tuition, and cutting valuable programs and professors left and right.

And yet, at the same time, taxpayer money is being flushed down the drain—including on college campuses—to perform cruel and wasteful experiments on more than 100 million animals every year.

Wanna see how the waste breaks down?  We’ve gone ahead and crunched the numbers for you:

So next time your university says that the cost of taking classes is going up again, share this info with them, and say “How about we keep it the same and stop torturing animals instead?”

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  • 1333 days ago

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    What would be a good cruelty free college to go to?

  • 1336 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sick! just sick …

  • 1351 days ago

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    Why don’t they practice all these experiments on themselves? >_>

  • 1379 days ago

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    In one experiment, 15 rhesus monkeys were trained to get food by pulling chains. Monkeys quickly learned that one chain delivered twice as much food than the other. But then the rules changed. If a monkey pulled the chain associated with the bigger reward, another “bystander” monkey received an electric shock.
    After seeing their conspecific get a shock, 10 of the monkeys switched their preferences to the chain associated with the lesser food reward. Two other monkeys stopped pulling either chain preferring to starve rather than see another monkey in pain (Masserman et al 1964). Are humans less evolved than animals? If these experiments are allowed to continue, the answer is YES.

  • 1380 days ago

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    over 95% of u.s. medical schools no longer offer animal lab (pcrm.org). animal research has NEVER been validated (pcrm.org). and it just gets worse… visit, mrmcmed.org & humaneseal.org

  • 1384 days ago

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    You wasting money and we in a recession. SMH

  • 1386 days ago

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    i think govenments like wasting money :( they clearly have no sense

  • 1386 days ago

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    yeah, this is defidently why our economy sucks…

  • 1386 days ago

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    Another reason why I am NOT patriotic.

  • 1386 days ago

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    wow that makes animal testing even more stupid than it was before

  • 1386 days ago

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    I just don’t understand. How is our country in a recession and still wasting money on things like this?? It’s just ridiculous.

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