The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Friday, March 11, 2005

ANIMAL RIGHTS: My employer, the egregious mold pit that serves as our happy little burg’s public library, is in receipt of the National Anti-Vivisection Society’s Personal Care for People Who Care, a small paperback reference book with photographs of white rats, puppies, bunnies, and a directory of companies that use or do not use animals for product testing, the impression being that if you use almost any personal care or cleaning product available on the market today without checking with the National Anti-Vivisection Society first one or more of these cute little animals will go straight to Doctor Frankenstein’s laboratory to die a long, painful, and altogether gruesome death in order to find an inexpensive cure for navel lint. Each company in the directory comes with a small symbol informing the reader if that company tests or does not test its products on animals. One such symbol, an inverted dark blue triangle, means that the company tests its final product on animals. I bring this up, which is probably not the best way to say this, because one of the companies listed with a dark blue inverted triangle is Trojan Condoms. I would add some more commentary, perhaps even stretch this out a bit more and make an essay of it, but adding more is not really necessary here, is it, although I do wonder what these guys tell people they do for a living.


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