PETA Wants Return Of Measles and Polio

PETA Terrorism

As John Fund at National Review reports, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is demanding a $15 billion cut in the budget of the National Institutes of Health, claiming the money is spent on animal experiments “that fail to produce cures or treatments for humans.”

Says Fund: How soon we forget our history. Time was when twice as many children died from measles as from polio. But a vaccine was developed in 1963, thanks to animal research; within three decades, “measles was an afterthought.” Same for smallpox and polio. The same research has also produced vaccines and treatments “of direct benefit to animals.”

Humane treatment of animals “must not become tangled up with extremist ideologies that would lead to more suffering than the pain they are trying to prevent.”

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