Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Beagles go to parliament


Lexie and I are off to parliament to join other Beagle owners as a petition asking the government to rule out testing recreational drugs on animals is presented. I'm not heavily involved in  this campaign but can't see any case for using Beagles (chosen for their gentle easy- to- handle nature) to keep recreational drug users safe. Couldn't those who like to experiment with drugs, inherently risk-takers, test them personally?


 Update:




No Minister. No Peter Dunne. Green MP Mojo Mathers accepted the petition and she sent apologies on behalf of John Banks who also strongly opposes but couldn't attend. Some coverage here.



10 comments:

Mark Hubbard said...

Good on you Lindsay. I'm definitely there is person. Wish I'd know about the petition.

Please report on Minister's response.

Mark Hubbard said...

Goodness. I mean there in spirit.

Mark Hubbard said...

No minister can stick his head in the sand like Dunne can.

He's just dreadful.

myr lock said...

Good one Lindsay, we are on the same page today : )

Johnny said...

Surely there are plenty of ?human beings? who are experimenting with drugs regularly. So let's turn their amateur experimentation into useful experimentation.

Mark Hubbard said...

Johnny, the plant cannabis has been tested by humans for over 5000 years. It's not toxic, impossible to OD on, better pain relief than morphene, yet it is illegal while these toxic syns are legal, and will soon be cruelly tested with animals. It's beyond criminal to insane, and the Minister is responsible, as is this idiot mob rule.

Appalling.

Mark Hubbard said...

... That's morphine ...

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