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Happily Blind

(the animal research scam)

by Janet Riddle
Deception lies inside the walls
A veil that covers cage and stalls
Government grants remove the heart
Exchanging morals for money gets its start

The cloud of secrecy knows no wrong
As blood stained hands find ways to belong
Relying on science filled with conceit
The public's skepticism is already beat

The deadly numbers, too many to conceive
Well-intentioned people still hope and believe
While ignoring even the most obvious sign
The misinformed public suites science just fine

Ignorance appears as a comfort zone
Most see only what they are shown
Time to unveil secrecy's hidden nightmare
Humans die too, the truth seems fair

Sicker and sicker yet we're alive longer
Disease and epidemic grow even stronger
Animal research, too many lies to swallow
Scientists want you to be silent and follow

Cries are ignored and death goes unseen
Victims linger restrained, we need to intervene
Time is ticking and millions of lives lost
Carnage and death, such a shameful cost

The power of money makes useless debates
While down the road good science awaits
To better life science another must die?
Contradiction of terms, yet another lie

We know animals react different in tests
But in blindness shattered validity rests
The mighty dollar causes real hope to fall
Methods ignored that find benefit for us all

Why do we let scientists make us look dense?
When non-animal methods make all the sense
Let us all stand, we have a decision to make
We've got to do something so much is at stake

Unlock secrecy's door and the truth we will find
But is there hope for us, the happily blind?

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