"The end justifies the means."
- Niccolo di Bernardo dei Machiavelli
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The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not
at all humane to experimental laboratory creatures who
continue to suffer pain and die by the hands of men.
In order to argue the benefits of a plant-based diet,
HSUS promotes animal research and in doing so, supports
vivisectionists who make absurd conclusions based upon
the laboratory torture of sentient mice and rats.
Recently, an HSUS employee has been lecturing and writing
about the carcinogenic nature of caramel color used as
a food additive.
By citing the International Journal of Environmental
Health (Vol. 18) experiment which induces cancer upon
innocent laboratory victims, HSUS irresponsibly supports
HSUS uses such Nazi-style laboratory experiments to
promote a vegan diet, and more importantly, to raise
millions of dollars to promote compassion to all
animals by in fact promoting just the opposite.
Under which HSUS rug is compassion swept as cancer is
induced upon living creatures and then the animals
killed and necropsied to achieve deceptive conclusions?
Laboratory rats have completely different sets of
digestive enzymes than do humans. Laboratory rats
also lack gall bladders which play important roles
in human digestion. It is intellectually unjust to
apply rat research studies to people. It is morally
unfair to do so and then raise money intended to
prevent others from doing the sane. Such HSUS
behavior is a sham.
Consider: Half of the cancers rats get do not occur
in mice, and half of the cancers mice get, do not
occur in rats. How then, could one apply a furry
long-tailed sharp-toothed rat or mouse to a human,
when one species of rodent cannot fairly be compared
Human gallbladders store bile which is secreted into
the small intestine where large fat molecules are
efficiently broken down into smaller ones so that
they can be used for energy. That internal housekeeping
task is regulated by the human digestive hormone,
cholesystokinin. As rats lack gallbladders, applying
rat research to human physiology is no more than a trick
used by deceivers with ulterior motives. In the case of
HSUS, the means justifies the end, and the end is the
millions of dollars in funding waiting to be harvested.
That guile, my friends, is nothing more than bile.
HSUS continues to promote rat and mouse research by
citing offensive experiments, such as a second one
they cite in the Archives of Toxicology, Vol. 82.
The ENDS of HSUS are to raise enormous amounts of
money donated by well-meaning people who care about
animal compassion. The MEANS of HSUS are to promote
animal research in order to prove such non-scientific
points to promote vegan diets. The HSUS ENDS do not
justify the HSUS MEANS.
"If the end does not justify the means - what can?"
- Edward Abbey
"When you're a liar, a person of low moral fortitude,
really any explanation you need to be true can be true.
Especially if you're smart enough. You can figure out
a way to justify anything."
- Samuel Witwer
"The end may justify the means as long as
there is something that justifies the end."
- Leon Trotsky