Caterina Simonsen has a rare genetic disease. She is alive today because of new forms of treatment resulting from research, some of which involved experimenting on animals. She recently thanked those researchers who have kept her alive:
“I am 25 thanks to genuine research that includes experiments on animals. Without research, I would have been dead at nine. You have gifted me a future.”
There are some who value human life over that of a rat. Then there are these people:
“You could die tomorrow, I wouldn’t sacrifice my goldfish for you,”
“If you had died as a child, no one would have given a damn.”
“Is that the best you’ve got, Caterina? Have a good life then. I would prefer not to live if my life depended on the suffering of others or taking millions of lives, because their life is worth less than mine. Shame!”
It’s easy for these people to say these things. They’ve never been put in her position.
Personally, I would put baby bunnies in a running blender if it would save one of my children’s lives.
Emily Hulsey wonders if it’s just her or if people are getting crueler. I think so.
What do you say?