The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has issued draft recommendations for vivisection on rats that includes exposure to new ingredients and chemicals used to create so-called “safer” cigarettes.
Iconic images of beagle smoke test models are powerful and have an urgent effect on vegans, vegetarians and animal advocates who still smoke. The recognition of consequence (and worth) can be a transformative space for people - especially for those who struggle with their own self worth. It can be hard for those who think little of themselves and their own health to be compelled to change, however, seeing the consequences of their actions in others who they care about can facilitate that process. The intersection of drug use/other animal use is a space for transformative and radical health and wellness and point to a new trail to be blazed in the face of individualistic-neo liberal-capitalist understandings of consumer health and wellness.
(Source: thefruitlands, via spookyghostxvx-deactivated20130)