Saturday, November 28, 2009

Poor Animals!

Granted this is a promising article about Naked Mole Rats possibly holding some connection to the cure for cancer... But I mean, just read the photo's caption "Even though it is sensitive to touch, the naked mole rat doesn't even flinch when inflicted with burning acid" OMG! These poor defenceless animals. The article goes on to say "About 1,500 naked mole rats live in clear tanks connected by long tubes at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio" which is the largest colony in the US. These poor animals live for 30 years, vs the average 2 years that lab mice live. Can you imagine, 30 years in captivity?!? That's horrible!

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