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  1. #1 "They're Making 'Pork_Sickles In The Austrian Alps !" 
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    Austrian activists protest experiments testing avalanche survival by burying pigs in snow

    Vehement protests by animal rights activists prompted scientists on Thursday to temporarily stop an avalanche experiment that involved burying pigs in snow and monitoring their deaths.

    The two-week experiment - taking place in the Western Austrian Alps - was trying to determine what factors make it possible for humans to survive an avalanche in an air pocket until rescued without suffering permanent brain damage.

    Hermann Brugger, co-director of the experiment led by the Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine in Bolzano, Italy, and the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, asserted the pigs didn't suffer because they were sedated and given an anesthetic beforehand.

    But activists called it cruel and pointless.

    Following protests Thursday, Herbert Lochs, director of the Medical University of Innsbruck, confirmed the experiment had been halted temporarily due to the massive media interest sparked by the activists' protests. A total of 29 animals had been selected for the tests.

    "It is absolutely unacceptable that these highly sensitive, helpless animals are killed for such an unnecessary test," said Johanna Stadler, head of the group Four Paws..


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    How many of these pigs are volunteer?

    Where did they come from?

    Has anybody seen Rock!!!!:eek::eek::eek:

    Rock!!! Where are ya? :eek:
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    Maybe we'll here from Rock Soon.....
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    Since we are not allowed to do research on animals, let's do it on humans. You think some of those protester would volunteer. Kill the humans and save the pigs would be my motto. Only down side would be that they would be unfit for human consumption.
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    'Bizarre' pig burial called off

    An experiment in Austria in which 29 live pigs were to be buried under masses of snow to study human survival chances in avalanches has been called off for fear of public protests, police said Friday.

    Animal rights groups condemned the experiment as "bizarre" and "macabre" and activists had started gathering in the Tyrol's Oetz valley, where the research was being conducted by the medical faculty of Innsbruck University and the emergency medicine centre at Bolzano, Italy.

    "The outcry is understandable but also naive; animal experiments take place every day in different places," one of the researchers, Peter Paal, told the APA news agency.

    In response to the animal rights activists, the scientists had said that the pigs were sedated and that the authorities had given their approval.

    Scientists want to study the effect of air pockets that form under snow during avalanches on victims' survival chances.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Maybe we'll here from Rock Soon.....
    Whats up Bubba? I'm busy packing I just won a free vacation to the Austrian Alps. Whats going on with you?:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Whats up Bubba? I'm busy packing I just won a free vacation to the Austrian Alps. Whats going on with you?:D
    Don't Go!!!!!:eek::D

    Looks like they canceled it anyway.
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    I hope they also bury some bbq sauce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    I hope they also bury some bbq sauce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obx View Post
    I hope they also bury some bbq sauce.
    That's cold man.........do your prefer a vinegar or mustard based sauce?
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