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These Experiments Really Suck

Written by PETA | May 7, 2010

From the annals of “asinine things vivisectors do” comes a proposed experiment that might make you want to curl up in a fetal position with your blankie.

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) wants to spend millions of taxpayer dollars on new animal testing of soy infant formula in order to explain adverse effects seen in animals. All together now: Huh?




The NTP has simply become a black hole of animal testing, with proposals to test everything from green tea to asbestos on animals. Despite the fact that soy formula has been safely given to millions of babies (including yours truly) for more than 60 years, the NTP wants to test it on animals because previous tests of a single ingredient in soy formula—genistein—caused some adverse developmental effects in rodents (who metabolize genistein differently from how humans do, BTW). Undeterred by the fact that generations of humans have grown big and strong after being nursed with soy formula, the NTP is apparently determined to make soy formula safe for Remy.

A PETA representative will be pointing all this out to the NTP’s Board of Scientific Counselors at a meeting on Monday. You and I can add our two cents by taking a minute to let the NTP know that we think there are better ways that they can spend their time and our money.

Written by Alisa Mullins

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  • maureen says:

    AGAIN??? You would think any reasonable person researches could not possibly explain adverse effects soy milk produces in animals. As I stated in another blog it is comparing “mice to men”. They will never get it because they are lining their greedy pockets and trying to convince us the public that we need to know the milk will probably have as much of an adverse effect as the infants. Since alot of infants cannot tolerate the junk they are already making so now they want us to feed into this crap.GEEEEEZZZZZ would you ten for a dollar researchers find some other NUT to crack.Gee I have a good idea. Lets fill up mice with soy and see what happens then we can go public and say ” This product could have adverse reactions in small children”

  • Cheryl says:

    Always about money…the big whig animal testers don’t want to loose their jobs…how would they live on unemployment…..or worse….a smaller house….or worst….a tent? Get an other job.

  • Marnie says:

    “Genistein has been the focus of scientific research since 1966 …” and still with mice? I hope it is not because they pollute our soy more and more with genetics!!!

  • kyla says:

    why do they need to see the affects it has on rodents? its not like they drink baby formula to survive

  • Ashlyn says:

    Terry I 100 agree with you.

  • Terry says:

    Gee and you wonder why the US is broke. I say we stop animal experimentation and use convicts.

  • carol frayne says:

    I never cease to be amazed by the fact that we are doubling up on experimentation which has already been done. We know if we put things in our eyes which should be in there that there will be adverse problems same with drugs. Why oh why do we keep torturing animals when we already have the answers? I am always sickened when I read these articles and how people are so inhumane to animals. I already know that there are no “green chemicals” on this planet or “green medicines”. Anything and everything given in large doses to animals or to us will have adverse effects on our lives. Please don’t keep repeating these tests and spending money which does not need to be spent and then too boot to cruelly treat the animals. Thank you for this forum.