Friday, July 27, 2007

UK's Lab Treatment Similar to Bush's Torture

A high court in the United Kingdom ruled the government overlooked the extent of the pain inflicted on animals in some scientific labs. Judge John Mitting ruled that the Home Office, which sets guidelines for animal experiments, acted unlawfully by describing highly invasive procedures as causing only "moderate" rather than "severe" suffering. Did the British government learn from George W. Bush's saying "America doesn't torture" by redefining the term to mean abuse akin to organ failure or death?