All right, gather around and buckle up, because I’m about to drop some tough truths on you guys. I don’t normally push my beliefs on others, but I feel like this is important enough for me to break my rule. Today’s post is about animal testing.

WARNING: I’m gonna talk about some sick stuff here, and the links I will give my best guess of content rating as far as graphicness level. Please try to stomach it if you can. You need to know what is happening. 

[This doesn’t even cover what happens in the meat industry(R-X)]

Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year. [PG-13]

92% of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous or don’t work.

Labs that use mice, rats, birds, reptiles and amphibians are exempted from even the minimal protections under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

Up to 90% of animals used in U.S. labs are not counted in the official statistics of animals tested.

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Let’s learn about some of what I consider the more horrific facts about animal testing:

First some vocab:

Draize test [PG-13]  - one of the most common tests used in animal testing, particularly cosmetics testing. It is used to gauge how much of an eye irritant something is. They add it directly to the eyes of animals and measure how much damage it does, often leaving many animals in agony and/or blind. 

Vivisection - Surgery conducted for experimental purposes on a living organism, typically animals with a central nervous system, to view living internal structure [WARNING: links VERY graphic. R-X]

LD50 [PG-13] - The traditional LD50 (lethal dose 50 percent) toxicity test forces animals, often rats and mice [PG] [though not always (PG)], to ingest chemicals to determine the dose that resulted in the death of 50 percent of the animals. After the experiment is concluded, the surviving animals are either killed or recycled into another experiment for more torture.

Pound seizure [PG] - animals who arrive at the pound are required by law to be turned over to laboratories for experimentation on demand if they are not reclaimed by their guardian or adopted out - still in effect in some animal shelters.

SICK FACT: beagles [G] are the most common dog used for experiments partially because of their size, but mostly for their forgiving and trustful nature, friendliness, and urge to please.[PG]

SICK FACT: Beagles often have their vocal cords cut so they cannot bark, whimper, etc. during or between experiments.[PG]

SICK FACT: Draize testing is most commonly done on bunnies[PG-13] because their lack of tear ducts mean they cannot naturally flush out the irritant, but it is also done to mice, beagles,[PG-13] and other animals.

SICK FACT: cats are often used in research experiments [PG] (where they are tortured or implanted with devices) or dissected in classrooms [R-X].


While I would LOVE to see you all writing government officials and protesting, I know not everyone can or is willing to do so. 

But every time you buy something from a company that isn’t cruelty-free, you’re funding that cruelty. You can cut off their funding by simply choosing a different product!

I’ll even do half the work for you. Here is a list of companies that test on animals. Please avoid them!
And here is a list of companies that are cruelty-free! 

These lists aren’t exhaustive, so always simply check your products before you buy. If they are cruelty-free, they will say so! 

If you’re into organic things, I’m also gonna make a plug for a couple of my favorite companies, Sierra Sage Organics (also known as Green Goo), and Yes To, Inc. (a.k.a. Yes To Carrots). Their products are cruelty-free and work great! :3 

If you have any questions or need any suggestions in regards to products, let me know! 

Also, to get this info for you guys, I had to sift through a LOT of disturbing shit, so if anyone wants to send me pictures of happy, healthy animals enjoying life, I would greatly appreciate it. ;_;


New video is up on my YouTube channel folks! Head on over and check out my torture test of the Glock 19!

Watch on

(via Lumintop AAA Flashlight Torture Test – Gear Torture Test Series)

This video is awesome!  -


A Magazine torture test unlike just about any I’ve ever seen.

I laughed throughout most of this video, as Eric really put these mags through their paces. Entertaining? Absolutely. Informative? Even more so.

Some might wonder why you would do so much just to make equipment fail?

Simple: Because while most people would never have these issues, there’s a one in a million chance you need your equipment to work and you end up with a dropped rifle, a ricochet or glancing shot, or even something like being fully submerged.  

If you’re having a bad day, watch this. It’s great. Wailing on some high capacity assault clipazines sure looks like a blast 

mssticha  asked:

Headcanon ask #12 for a character of your choice, please.

12. Grudges and vendettas

Ooooh heck, I think I’ll answer this one for Subject Zero Kaidan :D

Subject Zero Kaidan worked with Cerberus after leaving BAaT, and he worked with Kai Leng and Brookes - neither of whom he got on with. While he was with Cerberus they experimented on him, tortured him, and tested many of their newer biotic drugs on him, including Minagen X3. They were always careful never to expose him too much or too long, but he was ferociously angry when he found out how damaging Minagen X3 was to biotics. Thankfully, it never affected him but he always wanted revenge for it.

Kai Leng and Kaidan never got on. Kai Leng mocked Kaidan constantly - calling him a mad dog and a drug addict. They were super competitive with each other and the Illusive Man found it entertaining to make them work together and train together to encourage their aggression. Which resulted in a lot of fights. Kaidan beat the shit out of him more often than not, but if Kaidan was hopped up on drugs then Kai Leng would take great pleasure in beating him down and, sometimes, torturing him.

Brookes and Kaidan didn’t get on for other reasons - he found her arrogant and cold, and she found him sloppy and distracting on missions. They both hated Kai Leng, but other than that they had nothing in common and Brooks did everything she could to ensure the Illusive Man got rid of Kaidan. When Kaidan eventually realised he was being used by Cerberus and escaped, it was Brooks who the Illusive Man sent after him - and it was Brooks who allowed him to escape on purpose.

thank you for the ask!

arminhaas  asked:

Still there is no real proof he does torture at all. Actually this is as ridiculous as saying Abyss is pervert because she has tentacles. And even if he wants perfection he wouldnt need to torture but test mobians, get real guys, its getting weird...

Fine fine he wouldn’t deliberately torture people, but we literally know nothing about him outside of Eggman’s Dozen and what we do know doesn’t exactly paint him as someone who’s ethical or even possessing any sort of empathy whatsoever.