WOMAN: The kind of burning, … GIRL: … bleeding, … MAN: … fear-producing, … WOMAN: … cage-circling, … MAN: … screaming, … GIRL: … screaming, … WOMAN: screaming hurt that we shudder to even imagine.
MAN: All in the name of “research.”
GIRL: Testing. One. MAN: Two. WOMAN: Three.
WOMAN: Does a rabbit wear mascara in the wild?
GIRL: Do you hop around laying pellets in your pad? Hope not.
MAN: Animals react to drugs differently than we do. WOMAN: Because mice are not little men.
GIRL: Because mice are not little men.
MAN: Because they can’t tell you how much it hurts.
WOMAN: Bottom line: Their systems are different than ours.
GIRL: Remember: It hurts.
MAN: They bleed just like we do. WOMAN: They suffer just as we do. GIRL: They feel lonely and sad just like we do. MAN: They want to live … WOMAN: … just like we do. MAN: Because when it comes to pain, hunger, and thirst … WOMAN: … and not wanting to die, … MAN: … we’re all basically the same.
WOMAN: All this, while more sophisticated, non-animal test methods exist!
MAN: Because testing on animals gives faulty results.
WOMAN: Because it was wrong when we did it to orphans, blacks, G.I.s, and gypsies.
GIRL: And it’s wrong when we do it to animals.
WOMAN: Because we can’t explain what we’re doing to them. If we could, what would we say?
MAN: It is unscientific.
WOMAN: Unscientific. MAN: You can’t accurately apply the results to humans. Because life in a steel cage is no life at all.
MAN: Because after all this, … WOMAN: you know … GIRL: … it’s just … MAN: … plain … WOMAN: … wrong.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.