PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer Research

July 1, 2009 -

Animal rights group PETA has posted a new online game designed to spotlight the use of animals in breast cancer research.

Breasts, Not Tests is a Whack-a-Mole clone. Players click on cleavage shots and try to avoid clicking the animals and, oddly enough, fruits that appear. As play progresses, tiles vanish with ever-increasing speed. High scores can unlock rewards such as wallpaper and banners.

So what message is PETA pushing with Breasts, Not Tests? From the game's web page:

We all know that breast cancer is a serious disease that affects most of us in some way (either personally or through someone we know), but did you know that it also affects animals?

 

It's true. Monkeys, rats, mice, rabbits, cats, dogs, and other animals often suffer and die because of horrific tests that are conducted in the name of breast cancer "research." Besides being cruel, the "research" is also ineffective...

THANKS TO: Brett Schenker of the ECA and comic book site Graphic Policy for the tip!


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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Yup- because on some level, PETA secretly admits they're superior to animals: otherwise, they'd gladly die instead.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Yep, their natural order is humans > animals & insects > PETA

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Yes, we've got to watch out for that "research", because "research" isn't always the "research" you'd think it is. What has "research" ever gotten us?

"research" is totally ineffective? What kind of a message is that? Are they trying to say that since "research" hasn't cured cancer yet, that it's ineffective? Well, we may as well just stop trying altogether.

More and more people are surviving breast cancer each year, and many are living longer, healthier, happier lives with the disease. Doesn't sound like this "Research" is all that ineffective.

Peta also fails to mention that of the monkeys, rats, mice, rabbits, cats, and dogs, 98% of them fall into the rats and mice category. Sorry, but it's hard to shed a tear for rodents once you've seen what cancer does to a person, and very few people in the world can say they've been totally unaffected by cancer. My grandmother is a cancer survivor, but an idol and mentor of mine when i was young lost his battle. My 6 year old daughter has 2 (Yes TWO) classmates who are both fighting cancer right now. Cancer does not care how old you are.

Sorry peta, but even if it takes a few million animals deaths to cure this disease, i'm okay with it.

(Edit, if you guys don't mind, please add how your lives have been affected by cancer with your comments)

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

My mother had cancer that had mestasized to her uterus while pregnant with myself and my twin brother. Thank the goddess we all survived.

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Great-grandma survived breast cancer twice, otherwise nonexistent, though I've spent a lot of time comforting my ex-gf whose mom is in an ongoing battle with cancer in her mouth.

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

My aunt is a cancer survivor and I think one of my grandmothers died from it.

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

My aunt died of Lymphoma cancer a few years ago and my grandad just about beat cancer last year but it's left him so weak he's dying anyway.

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

If I've said it about PETA once, I will say it a thousand times.  If they are so hot on human testing, they should offer their own bodies.  Until that day comes, they are just a bunch of hypocrites.

 

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Nevermind that the vast majority of lifesaving procedures, drugs, and treatments come from *gasp* animal testing.  PETA is made up of retards, and they prove it everyday.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Why is it, whenever a PETA article is featured here, we see the same mindless name-calling from almost everyone who chooses to comment?  I'm not a member of PETA myself, and I disagree with some of what they do.  But I don't see why the idea of ethical treatment of animals should be automatically a cause for ridicule.  Discouraging animal testing is a GOOD thing.  We SHOULD be reducing the amount of testing done on animals, especially when the testing is no longer doing any good.

If aliens come down to Earth someday I hope some of the folks here will not be hypocrites, and will support our alien overlords if they start doing painful and unnecessary tests on us just because they have no PETA to speak up for us.  Personally, I'm for ethics and against hypocrisy.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

That's because a lot of the time, they don't give a shit about the ethical treatment of animals, they're too busy being self-rightous preachy reactionary vegan attention-whores. Also, they don't give a shit about humans, they're too busy caring about the animals.

See Holocaust on your Plate Campaign.

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Animal testing is still doing good.  Your point is already moronic.

However, we'll continue this charade and pretend you said something worth reading.

'Ethical Treatment of Animals'.  Let's review this idea.  It suggests that 1) there is unified code of ethics that everyone will agree on (hint: there isn't) and that 2) it needs to be applied to animals.  But the real problem here is that first part.  

For example, I like steaks.  So does much of America, and, for that matter, the parts of the world that can afford them.  Now, go to India and see if you can get a steak from a street vendor without offending them.  See, the majority view on ethics for animals in India says you can't kill cows.  Drivers will actually cause car accidents by swerving into another lane of traffic rather than hit a cow.  On the other hand, you have places like Japan, where everything is eaten (well, nearly), and they even have a dish that sounds far more cruel than my crab legs, lobster, or steak; you see, they have a dish wherein they marinate shrimps (live) in strong liquor, and then you eat the shrimp, while it's still alive.  To me, that sounds strange; to them, it's a delicacy.  Oh, and in some asian countries, my dog is a delicacy too.  VARYING ETHICS.

Discouraging animal testing is a good thing?  Fair enough.  I'll let you believe that, if you'll then agree that you and members of PETA can't use anything that came from it.  Which means that one of the heads of PETA will, thankfully, die, what with her dependence on INSULIN.  Oh my goodness, the hypocrisy.  No, I think we should continue the research on animals, mainly because it still leads to great products and breakthroughs.

You see, PETA agrees with their own slogan as long as it's convenient to them.  For some great insight onto this, go to youtube and search for Wayne LaPierre PETA.  You should get a lovely video where PETA damns hunters for killing animals, and then defends themselves murdering dogs and cats left and right.  Sounds ethical to me, right?

Or how about how they eat veggie bullshit.  That's nice and all.  By the way, the ingredients for the veggie burgers that people in PETA seem to so love contain blood from the mice, snakes, rabbits, etc, millions of them mind you, that are crushed by farm equipment every year.  They don't care about 'Ethical Treatment' at all.  The fact that you even believe they do is just hilarious, really.

And as for your last point, if aliens come to earth and demand we serve them, you'll either find me on top of a pile of alien carcasses or in a grave.  However, the fact that you would let someone else enslave you speaks volumes to your character.  Candyass.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

"And as for your last point, if aliens come to earth and demand we serve them, you'll either find me on top of a pile of alien carcasses or in a grave."

Not without regulatory red tank-top, blue jeans, short haircut, mirrored black shades, lit cigar, shotgun, lack of bubble gum, and $100 bucks to invoke the lady types to "shake it, baby."

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Very nice.  Been a good while since I've had a good laugh a la Duke Nukem.  Ah, I still remember typing cd/duke3d and duke3d back in DOS.  Ah, the memories.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

It is because PETA doesn't just want ethical treatment of animals, they want total liberation of animals. Which means no pets of any kind, no horses used for pulling carts or giving rides, no living assistance animals for the handicapped. To date they have killed close to 95% of all the animals they have 'rescued'. Many of their videos showing animal cruelity are staged by them, ie are faked. Or the videos are from other countries that don't have the same laws as US of A or are extremely old and out of date. Hence the reason why PETA are hypocrits. And they have supported a known eco-terrorist.

There are (in the US of A) many laws governing how animal testing is done. On another forum, I've encountered a person that actually works in animal testing. He/She has stated if while testing something, and everything starts to go sour, they emediatly stop the testing to find out what is causing the problem.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

PETA cares about animal liberation in the same way the inquisition cared about saving people....

They do not just want to liberate animals, they want to exterminate any species that has evolved with humans.  So say goodby to cats, dogs, horses, etc.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

You forgot to mention that PETA has been involved to eco-terrorist groups like the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and they have paid legal expenses for terrorists caught by the authorities. Also they BARELY use the donated money to help and protect the animals they claim to protect. Most of the money is funneled to it's umbrella organizations and the propaganda scattered all over the US.

I stand against animal curely in any shape or form but organizations like PETA and HSUS are literaly domestic terrorists. When I donate money it goes to the SPCA and that's it.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Had to cut things short. I've got a little one that was demanding attention. :P

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

I think the reason they get so much flack is not because of what they are fighting for, but how they do it.  Thier cause has a lot of support, but they themselves do not.

Many people even feel that PETA hurts their own cause, so a lot of people who are against mistreatment of animals hate PETA.  It is a bit like working with NAMBLA... any support they can lend to your cause will probably do more harm then good.

This game is an exelent example.  It does nothing positive... it gets PETA attention and builds status within the orginization, but real animal rights activists do NOT want animal activism be seen as opposing something like breast cancer research.  It is horrible press for real activists.  But I think at this point it is pretty well established PETA has no actual interst in animals.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

"We SHOULD be reducing the amount of testing done on animals, especially when the testing is no longer doing any good."
 
Prove it.  This isn't a statement that you nor PETA can throw around with ease.  Simply put, it's not true.  Animal testing is still doing loads of good, and if it wasn't then researchers would stop using it.  It's as simple as that.  Animal testers aren't some evil people who just want to see animals die.  They do it because it helps progress science. 

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Especially considering their Vice President uses insulin. Which was founded through animal testing.

Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

Is that still true? The last I heard of it was the Penn and Teller episode on PETA (great episode by the way) which was in 2004.

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Re: PETA Game Discourages Animal Testing in Breast Cancer ...

I'm still waiting for their Save The Housefly game myself. Get on it PETA!

Incidentely, is the vice-chairwoman of PETA ready to give up her animal-tested synthetic insulin yet? No? Didn't think so.

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