Cats Tormented & Killed At University Of Wisconson

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Weird

The story of a cat named Double Trouble, deemed a failed experiment. Warning: GRAPHIC. Story in credits link below.
There are 81 comments:
Male 227
Try to imagine your life without anything that was developed with help from medical experiments such as these. Many more human live would have been lost without the major advancements in medicine derived from these experiments.
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Female 1,236
I can`t bring myself to watch all of it. C`mon, man. There HAS to be a better way.
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Female 298
Knowledge about how animal physiology works has to be gained through experimentation and cannot be divined with tea leaves. Also - Where do people imagine all the products they use come from? Products that many people need/want have to be developed and tested. Animals are generally used when there is any slight chance that this development/testing could be harmful or unpleasant. Furthermore - why are cats considered so much more deserving of sympathy than e.g. rats or mice?
I personally like animals more than people but I do see the pragmatic reasons why animal experimentation takes place in most cases.
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Female 4,039
Well, I can`t watch the video. There are things in this world that I like to pretend don`t exist. La-la-la-la-la-la-laaaaaaaa
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Male 5,811
Whoa, whoa, whoa. How would this have *ever* passed ethics approval? One of my favourite things of working with algae and higher plants is that I never have to worry about ethics approval. Those panels are a nightmare to get by, and I for the life of me have no idea how this would get a stamp of approval from such a board.
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Male 297
Hey, Columbine shooters, I`ve got a job for you!
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Male 319
We use the treatment program developed by Dr.Julie Medlin. It is two years in length. Google sex offender recovery rates and you will find some pretty good studies. A lot depends on the individual offender.
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Male 650
If I saw a puppy and a baby about to be hit by a car and i had a chance to save one. i would choose the puppy.
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Male 13,624
mentott510
I have to ask,
Whats the treatment?
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Male 319
As was mentioned before there are computer simulation programs that have been developed for research to avoid this type of cruel practice. Also, I work as a counselor in a state correctional institution and am currently assigned to the sexual offender treatment program there. While nobody likes someone who commits a sexual crime, few sexual offenders re-offend after treatment.
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Female 1,743
In almost all cases, human lives are more valuable than cats. I would let a thousand cats die before allowing one human to die, but that`s just me.
Don`t get me wrong, I like cats well enough(though they make your house smell gross), but a human with responsibilities and a family has more to offer the world than one little orange tabby kitty.
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Male 4,893

Animal testing should only be used in cases where important and usable data may be acquired. An animals life does have value. Not equal to human life, but value none the less. Poor kitty.
I would be ok with testing on human criminals in exchange for some time off their sentence. Unless we are talking pedos, no time off for them. I see more value in a cats life over a pedophiles.
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Female 29
i dont care for cats.
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Male 661
I used to think of PETA as a valid organization, like the SPCA, or the WWF. Then I learned some facts, like those PinkRhoid mentioned. PETA makes money, and they lie, distort facts, and use out-of-context statements to tell half the story. PETA do not practice what they preach.

Sure the motivations behind this experiment may have been less than stellar, but this is one example, one.

Gerry said it best, imho. Animal testing is a sad and unfortunate reality. The lives that have been saved, the illnesses cured and pain relieved due to medical procedures and drugs who`s development were only possible through animal testing are almost countless. There is not a single person on this thread who has not benefited from the results of animal testing.

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Male 3,255
drat a cat. My son can hear because of those implants.

The life of every cat in the world would be fair trade for ending disabilities in humans, no matter how much your 14 year old girl mentality says otherwise.
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Male 10,339
"If its not such a big deal, then why don`t some of you idiots that say, it was just a cat, apply to be experimented on."

Because I`m a people, not a cat.
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Male 1,239
In 7 years in Norfolk, their hq Peta has killed 80% of animals left in its care while the local SPCA adopted 76%, nearly as many as PETA killed. Plus SPCA didn`t euthanize theirs in a black paneless van by non-professional volunteers and dump the corpses into local dumpsters. Really, look it up people. PETA is a terrorist organization with horrendous objectives.
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Male 1,239
Look up Ingred Newkirk and her goals before touting PETAs work as extreme but necessary, there are plenty of non-psychotic organizations who care about the animals, fight for their freedom from these tortures, but don`t have a shady hidden agenda involving murdering all domesticated animals and ensuring no more are made to be domesticated ever. Try the SPCA for starters.
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Male 1,239
Yes, what they did was terrible and with no reasonable (or actual) advances in medical science it was a total disgusting waste of life, pain, and sadness for nothing. So please, help fund PETA who will tirelessly euthanize these animals without even trying to find them a home to keep them from the millions of nasty old humans who simply want a companion. They are so concerned they even have unlicensed volunteers euthanize animals in vans on the go before dumping their bodies in dumpsters so kindly saving them from lives with humans. And don`t forget that PETA will use your generous donations to indirectly fund terrorist organizations such as the ALF who have burned down entire science wings at Unis. Lastly, don`t forget PETAS end goal, the complete liberation of animals from humans including eating meat or having companion pets. A wonderful organization for sure! With the largest financial baking for animal rights and welfare PETA adopts only about 6% back into homes and kills the rest
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Male 496
Double Trouble Robot Kitteh! I can has hear soundz cuming from differn`t direkshunz!
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Male 2,376
sick. what kinda drated up people were doing this?
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Female 154
If its not such a big deal, then why don`t some of you idiots that say, it was just a cat, apply to be experimented on.
It won`t hurt. But just in case it does we`ll stick you in a sleeping bag and tie it shut snuggly around your neck so you can`t move or react to the torture.
Sounds like a great way to get rid of some of the human parasites we have sucking the life out of humanity...you are using up oxygen that should be saved for the better good, so would you just die already ...as we have no more use for you. Actually we never had a real use for you, we lied about that, just so we could continue to get funding, torturing you made it look like we were busy doing something but not actually nothing
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Male 965
So, they didn`t consider any alternative methods of testing this that didn`t involve mutilating cats?
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Male 3,612
dam all that hard work lost.
the poor scientists will have to start all over.
its a good thing that PETA has a bunch of stays they can give them. oh wight PETA had them all KILLED because it cost to much to feed them
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Female 154
I am so passing this on, thank god for PETA, even though they seem extreme sometimes, they are doing some good for animals.
This was very sad, but thank you for making people aware that this goes on behind closed doors, it needs to stop.
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Male 1
The cat probably deserved it...come one...am I the only one that noticed it was named "double trouble".
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Male 37,774
VV Me too @McGovern!

But I know that animal research is better than doing it to humans, and that (hopefully) things that make the world better will be the result!
It`s still terrible and sad, but without an alternative it`s neccessary... waaa!
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Male 226
@TruTenrMan i am a biologist and i could agree with you, BUT: no cure for deafness has derived from that experiment, they say it was part of some experiments that keep funding comming in and there is always a way to do it painlesly...that was not cool
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Male 645
drat syrian, libyan, africans... save the cats!
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Male 2,163
It`s a cat. I don`t care.
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Male 2,357
@OldOllie: [quote]Isn`t the University of Wisconsin pretty much the most radical left-wing institution in the whole damned country?[/quote]
That`s how the rest of us in Wisconsin see them... I can`t go to Madison without wanting to strangle some liberal propagandist.
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Male 2,552
One cat dying in hopes of helping/curing deafness?

I`ll take it.

Grow up, PETA... it`s a frickin` cat.
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Male 10,339
Haven`t seen anyone say it, so I will say it....

pmarren?
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Male 4,793
" Some parts of life are not pretty. That doesn`t mean they aren`t necessary. Even a failure gives some new knowledge. For all the deaf people who will one day hear thanks to DT`s sacrifice...thank you. "

drat that. how about we use a human instead. At least the human gets the choice. There are plenty of pooty people out there that are far more deserving of this than any animal on the planet.
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Male 4,793
"Produced by PETA?

That means it is 50% lies."

Wouldn`t matter if it were 75% lies. No matter what slice of this you take, it`s 100% wrong.
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Male 1,647

I`m with ZsaZsaGoar on this. I really didn`t want to see this at all, not even the caption.
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Male 559
Produced by PETA?

That means it is 50% lies.
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Female 1,478
DrProfessor: *snick* 7. *snick* 6. *snick* 5. Peter, just stop doing what you`re doing.
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Male 514
Peta sucks, they`d have all of us eating nothing but leaves. Having said that, poor cat.
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Male 406
God drat those people and money
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Female 144
I don`t come to this site for this
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Male 1,569
I was bored, now I`m depressed... thx...
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Male 38,474

Some parts of life are not pretty. That doesn`t mean they aren`t necessary. Even a failure gives some new knowledge. For all the deaf people who will one day hear thanks to DT`s sacrifice...thank you.






NEXT
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Male 4,793
"As long as the experiment was for scientific purposes, I don`t care what they did to the cat. It`s just a cat. Also I don`t trust PETA at all."

As long as the experiment was for scientific purposes, I don`t care what they did to the HUMAN. It`s just a HUMAN. Also I don`t trust PETA at all.

Same thing.
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Male 13,624
mentott510
Humans just have a self importance,thats why the planet is slowly being raped.Too many of us killing it.
Couldnt watch the vid, hate any violence to creatures. tossers
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Male 13,624
DuckBoy87
Thats what Hitler thought with his superior Germanic countrymen
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Male 13,624
tatripp
Just a cat?? Really??
Hope you come back as one dude
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Male 1,196
As long as the experiment was for scientific purposes, I don`t care what they did to the cat. It`s just a cat. Also I don`t trust PETA at all.
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Male 2,513
They`ve been doing that to different animals over and over throughout the centuries. A german scientist kept a dog`s head alive with machinery, just it`s head...
I didn`t need to see that and I didn`t need to see this to know that it`s cruel.
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Male 2,592
I want to avenge D.T. THEY WILL PAY FOR WHAT THEY`VE DONE TO YOU!!
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Male 735
death by drilling metal things in skull
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Male 787
Holy poo that`s pretty drated up. What was the experiment`s goals anyway? jesus
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Male 319
I am not for any type of animal experimentation. As it has been reported here, it is not effective and mostly unnecessary. I just happen to have developed an appreciation of cats and have enjoyed their company.
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Male 515
I`m glad the research I do at my uni will minimize the need for these sorts of things. Biological systems modeling is a great field and attempts to minimize the need for animal and human experiments by approximate the answers you`ll get before the experiment. Then the model, once calibrated, stands in for the experiment.

@mentott510, you can choose to either defend all animals or none of them in experimenting. It`s really pretentious to say one animal deserves to live more than another.
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Male 15,832
Isn`t the University of Wisconsin pretty much the most radical left-wing institution in the whole damned country?
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Male 319
Cats are far more eco-friendly apex predators. I hope all of those bastards die from something just as awful as the pain they have inflicted. Cancer would be a good choice. I am not unsympathetic to the needs of the scientific community, but the document in the story shows that they did this to insure a flow of grant money, not to make any great medical breakthoughs.
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Male 1,394
Given the choince between experimenting on humans or other animals, I say use the other animals. Unless member of PETA are willing to take thier place.
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Male 319
This case proves that it is time for humans to exit the planet. If you are willing to torture a superior creature like a cat you really have an inflated sense of importance. Live around cats for while and you will understand.
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Male 182
Falsified PETA propoganda, indeed. As a senior biology student myself, I can tell you that third-party ethics committees and review boards have to approve each and every thing done to any mammal. Persistent, gaping wounds and insufficient anesthesia would bring the hammer down on their program in an instant.
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Male 448
Anyone that can be that cruel to an innocent animal deserves nothing short of a very slow throat slitting.
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Male 2,988
also, great response DrProfessor, lol
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Male 2,988
i agree, i have a hard time believing anything peta says. hard to tell what where the truth ends and the lies begin
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Male 3,894
It`s ok, he`s got 8 lives left.
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Male 40
I read a debate transcript where the anti animal testing guy brought up an experiment where someone took the eyes out of a dog and put them unto a cat and vice versa. The pro guy started to talk about organ transplants in humans and what maybe could be learned from such an experiment. The anti guy told him that me made the whole thing up, he just wanted to see if the pro side would defend anything. It sounds like a bad joke, but as you can see below, it was a safe bet.
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Female 1,894
70+ year lives***
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Male 87
forget testing, forget peta, forget that i dont know if this video is truthfull. remember that pet you had as a kid that you loved ... now pretend some mothr gugker did this to your beloved pet. im mother gugin pissed.
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Female 1,894
I hope you all get reincarnated into cats... this experiment was a complete failure- meaning this did nothing for your 70+million lives.
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Male 2,737
So?
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Male 593
PETA Propaganda !!!!
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Female 138
Animal Testing is actually less accurate and really it doesn`t do much to help. Take the story of morphine. When it was first created they tested it on cats. Now think about what morphine does to you? what does it do to cats you ask? they go insane they literally tear the place up. Soooo how then does that help humans? is Morphine one of the most widely used drugs to help with pain relief? There are so many studies done on animals where years later they go back and re-test and realize everything they learnt from testing on animals was WRONG! Read up on vivisection and animal testing. Its not required these days at all. Question for you, if it was a human they were doing this test on how would you feel about it? But it will save millions of dogs but it will be excruciating pain for the human with only a 25% chance of being transferable to the dogs? oh and if people are interested about PETA - http://www.petakillsanima
Male 3,462
Though this is horrible, animal testing has made huge strides for the benefit of humans.
What is one 15 year life compared to millions of 70+ year lives?
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Male 2,578
I`m skeptical of anything PETA produces. That said, I don`t approve of cat abuse.
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Female 138
I agree with you Crakrjak I`ve seen what PETA does with their "rehomed pets" speaking with a few people in regards to PETA it seems most believe in this weird animals are for the wild bullpoop. Dogs have been domesticated for over 1000 years now originally working as wolves with humans as they saw the benefit of working together as both humans and dogs are opportunistic hunters. PETA believes dogs should literally be put back into their "natural" habitat... (which for my dog is the lounge.) There is somethings I agree with that PETA does and many I don`t agree with, sadly this is what happens with groups such as PETA
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Female 138
I`m pretty sure Pexe that double trouble wasn`t used to create cochlear implants actually it was an Australian Scientist who created the first cochlear implants and then commercialized it from there. annnnd I`m pretty sure he didn`t use meaningless tests like the ones run on double trouble. because obviously Australian Scientists are smarter. :D (And realize that using animals in trials only gets you a 25% chance that it will work in humans because of the huge differences in body chemistry and such)
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Male 358
"I have 8 watches. None of them are fake."
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Male 17,512
I don`t trust anything PETA produces. They kill more animals than the Humane Society does.
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Male 15,510
This is sick. Now we know where pmarren studied
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Male 4,746
You should have put a "NSF5" warning on this (Not Suitable for 5Cats").
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Male 49
And that is how you find out how cochlear implants work. Do you know any deaf people that now hears because of tortured kittens? I do
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Female 8,044
Link: Cats Tormented & Killed At University Of Wisconson [Rate Link] - The story of a cat named Double Trouble, deemed a failed experiment. Warning: GRAPHIC. Story in credits link below.
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