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THE LANGUAGE OF DECEIT
 

The language used in connection with research using live animals ensures that the brutal reality is veiled as far as possible from the public. Objectivisation of living creatures facilitates the continued implementation of the activity. Its purpose is to put a gloss on the hard realities. Scientific technical language can also fool laypersons into concluding importance where none exists.
 

Examples

· "tools’’ or "preparations"         laboratory animals

· "oral administration"     -  force-feeding an  animal by pushing a probe down into its stomach  or forcing various substances down into the animal via its gullet in other brutal ways.
· "sublethal effects"        -   poisoned and deeply suffering animals which are almost, but not quite dead.
· "survival dose response"  -    as above
· "anticipated changes in the animals’ condition"   -  they rarely describe what the animals will really experience during and after the experiment
· "extinguishing methods"    -  torture, with thirst, hunger or electric shocks
· "wishes to establish a model"   -   wants to experiment on animals
· "genetically modified" or "organisms"  -   genetically manipulated animals
· "sovereign tools"   -   transgenic animals
· "suitable experimental system"  -  transgenic animals
· "decapitation"  -  cutting off the animal’s head
· "cervical dislocation" - wringing its neck
· "we have tested it on animal models which have been subjected to a lack of oxygen" - we have suffocated new-born piglets
· "used animals"  -  freezers full to the brim with plastic bags containing dead animals, their lives now waste after the work in the laboratory
· "sacrifice"    -  kill