Monday 4 February 2013

No Animal Testing!

I decided to write this post due a number of factors that have been accumulating on my back, also because it was impossible to silence my tree hugger nature loving hippy conscience; yes I'm that kind of  girl who loves fashion but can't stand it's shallow side, a walking contradiction some may say. I like to think of myself as a complex individual, capable of detaching from social conventions, in order to absorb what truly makes me happy; depuration all sorts of crap from true beauty and happiness.

To me, nature is pure and beautiful; the true essence of life and it's meaning. Cycles that bring life and death, a constant change of energy and atoms. Having laid my cards on the table, I think I'll go straight to the point. This morning my mother in law send me an invite to force Facebook to remove Animal Torture Page, my trigger to ignite in rage; a rage that I've been contenting for a while. Animal cruelty and Animal Testing are both inmoral in my book, unethical by any standard as well; I wonder who decided to impose this horrible duty on animals.

One cannot help to find possible solutions to this atrocity, we live in the era of technology; if we brag so much about creating technology, how is it possible that we continue to use animals to resemble reactions to medications. Shouldn't we be able to create a new resource for medical testing? In my opinion we should, this resource can only be a hybrid. A combination of machine and biological compounds, design and created to specific applications; a cyborg that mimics the human body, that measures and collect data. Such resource could be modified according to the needs of the research. I applaud the initiative taken by the EU, here is more info on the latest news.

Perhaps I have read Asimov too much, I don't really care if that the case; at least my mind is practicing the exercise of thinking outside the box, of finding creative sustainable solutions to this problem. My Aristotelian Ethic tells me this is wrong, and we all know Aristoteles shouldn't be silent by any means.
If robots are an undeniable reality in the near future, why is society still reluctant about their inclusion to our reality. Are we dealing with double moral standards here?  Humans not being ready to deal with robots that look like humans, but can easily handle Animal Cruelty. Well not me! And I hope not you either. This is my manifesto, as I respectfully quote the words of Freddie:
" I'm gonna wash all that blood from my fingertips... I don't want chaos, I don't want no chaos."
Freddie and the Hoares

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