‘Testing … One, Two, Three’
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RESEARCHER: All right, bring him out.
Hold him down.
Let’s just get it over with.
MAN: Testing. One.
GIRL: Come here.
MAN: I want to take you on a trip.
It won’t be pretty.
What do we see?
RESEARCHER: Testing. Testing. Testing.
WOMAN: Animal testing.
MAN: They get hurt. Bad.
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.
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.
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.
RESEARCHERS: Testing. One. Two. Three. Testing. Testing.