Gone are the days of Beaver Cleaver – and apparently the days of Mickey & Minnie mouse are numbered as well.
In this new study, humans give LSD to the little rodents:
“Of course, we don’t know what the mice experience when they are treated with these drugs,” Sealfon said. “But we do know that there is a head twitch response in the mice that provides a good correlation with drugs that are known to be hallucinogenic in humans.”
So um… why are we doing this?
The Onion spoofed animal research very nicely, picturing an obesity study lab rat nestled among snickers bars and M&Ms.
And in another recent study, we gave mad cow disease to our furry friends:
“As expected… at 9 weeks of age they developed sponginess in the brain tissue, all the mice developed behavior and memory problems, for example they stopped burrowing.”
Hey, I have an idea for a new study – let’s see what mice infected with mad cow disease do if we also give them LSD?
I feel a bit sad for the tiny critters, don’t you?This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.