Professor Tasuku Honjo has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), a key player in tumor immunology. He shares the award with Professor James P. Allison, who pioneered research on the immune checkpoint protein CTLA-4, another major pathway allowing cancer cells to evade the immune system.
Prof. James P. Allison (left) and Dr. Tasuku Honjo (right) were awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in Stockholm on 10 December. For their experiments, they have bred mice with tumors. Only in the breeding of such a so-called model, there should be up to fifty committee animals. So animals that do not even survive the cruel breed. For the livestock then begins a life of agony. Locked up in a laboratory, the researchers make cruel experiments with them. Some die immediately, others have a painful life.
Tormented dogs, rabbits, hamsters, chimpanzees, sheep, cows, chickens, pigs and frogs form the basis of the work of the Nobel Prize in Medicine since 1901. It is no wonder that animal rights are trampled here. Alfred Nobel, the founder of the Nobel Foundation, was an explosives and arms dealer and was not even interested in human rights. Over three million land mines delivered his weapons factory in the world. How many children have lost body parts throughhis mines or have even died, can not count.
To be against animal experiments shows superior intelligence to the scientists performing these experiments.
Penicillin has saved more lives than any other drug. If it were discovered today, it would be different. Because it would not have passed the animal experiment, and thus would never be allowed for humans. The same applies to aspirin and insulin.
Animal experiments are not only cruel, they even hinder science.
Why are they being carried out?
1.A genetically modified rat costs up to 75,000 euros. So there are people who make a lot of money with it.
2.Researchers like to read about themselves in specialist magazines. They succeed best with a publication about an animal experiment. So there are people who accelerate their careers with animal experiments.
3.Then there are politicians who do not know or do not want to know.
And how are the experiments paid?
With taxpayers’ money for which citizens, animal lovers or not, have worked hard.
97% of all drugs tested in animal experiments are never approved!
Already in the breeding of animals for animal experiments, many animals are tortured and killed: On a useful “model” come about 50 animals to be disposed of.
More than 60 percent of all diseases are not curable, although researchers experiment with animals for decades.
They already exist, the animal-free, forward-looking research. For example, in-vitro testing and organ microchips are the most ground-breaking revolution of the future, and are already on the rise in the US and Asia.
The Netherlands, which want to be free of animal experiments by 2025, show that there is another way.
Also interesting are the contradictory justifications: From an ethical point of view: Animals are not as developed as humans, so we may experiment with them.
From a scientific point of view: Animals are so similar to us, so it makes sense to experiment with them. Both can not be true at the same time, right?
My comment: I quote from http://www.asianscientist.com/: “Together, Honjo and Allison showed how different strategies can be used to inhibit the braking of the immune system in the treatment of cancer. The groundbreaking discoveries of the two winners are a milestone in the fight against cancer”!
Quote from an article in “Times” by dr. Richard Klausner -Director of the American National Cancer Institute: “The history of cancer research is the story of how to cure cancer in mice. For decades, we cure cancer in mice, but in humans it does not work! “
Best regards, Venus