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Scientists Carry Out Full Head Transplant on Rats in Preparation for First Human Head Transplant

Animals  (tags: news, science, scientists, rats, head transplant, preparation for first human transplant )

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During the procedure, the head of a smaller rat was attached to the body of a larger rodent. Rather than simply replacing the head, the team attached the donor head to the body of the larger rat, creating an animal with two heads.


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Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 3:48 am
From creepy to sick to are you kidding me?

Donna T (0)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 7:12 am
thank you

Animae C (508)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 8:11 am
Who's doing this, Dr frankenstein?!?!?!?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 9:43 am
Brutal. Imagine all the horrors in these disgusting labs. Poor animals. Shared thx Rosie

Rosie Adams (340)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 10:44 am
I have only settled on two posts today. Both are here and focus on the absolutely appalling images that have come from animal research laboratories. I have shared as much as I can, to Facebook, Twitter and Google when it will let me in. (Forgot password and having the devil's own job submitting a new one). When the news is this bad, I feel forced to share with as many online friends and organisations as possible. It also sucks the energy out of me for dealing with very much else. I actually felt physically sick when I saw both the posts. I was not wearing my specs when I found the little macaque on Facebook and I honestly thought it was all just a part of the laboratory machinery. It took me awhile to realise that it was, Just that - except that they had co-joined it all to a little living, breathing being. As sickening as it could be. Dear Joan. Shine a light for these little mites. We must. It is my quote on my profile page. From Shakespeare.

Dawn M (141)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 12:53 pm
Very sick!!

Kathleen W (0)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 1:28 pm
Rosie ~

Thank you for sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings with virtual strangers. I think I know how you feel.

Shortly after I moved to where I am now, I learned about the numerous monkey breeding facilities only a few miles from my house. I was obsessed with finding out all I could stomach regarding 'lab' animals... Where they initially come from; how they are 'sourced;' where they are shipped; the conditions and utterly useless, invasive procedures they are forced to endure; how they're discarded like garbage afterward. But it was all of the heartbreaking images that haunted, and drained me the most. For weeks, those pictures were the last things I'd think about before finally passing out at night, and my first thoughts when I'd wake up.

Please take good care of your health. ~~I'm hoping that you rest easy.

Kathleen W (0)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 1:36 pm
"The controversial Italian neurosurgeon has pledged to carry out a human head transplant by the end of 2017.

Canavero had previously announced that his patient would be Valery Spridonov, a Russian man who suffers from the degenerative muscular condition Werdnig-Hoffman’s disease, but the doctor has since said it is actually likely to be an as yet unselected Chinese person. The reasons for the change are unclear."

"An as yet unselected Chinese person"... whoa. Such unknowns should - at the very least - give every ethical physician pause, and cause everybody else's hair to stand on end.

Agree with Catherine, Animae and Natasha. (...I wish I hadn't read about some of the other grisly experiments. I can't imagine the excruciating pain these innocent animals experienced, and for what???)

Since no one in their right mind would ever volunteer to share their body, where is a fully functioning, extra body supposed to come from? The morgue? ...Animae's right: Dr. Frankenstein -- for real.

Also reminds me of the movie Extreme Measures.

And just who the f*** is funding these gruesome, repulsive experiments anyway?!

Yet one more example of human speciesism that is truly horrifying.

Monika V (448)
Tuesday May 2, 2017, 11:20 pm



Dawnie W (250)
Wednesday May 3, 2017, 1:08 am
❤️❤️Noted...❤️So just why would anyone want someone else's head? It is just too far and ridiculous for my mind to comprehend. Why do they want to play with the nature of things? The planet is over populated and everyone has a use by date and new head or not will not change that.❤️Thank you...Rosie.❤️❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉

Joan How (119)
Wednesday May 3, 2017, 5:10 am
I so appreciate all the comments made, I am actually lost for words and am grateful for the words of members who care. We must fight on against such vileness.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Wednesday May 3, 2017, 9:41 am
Noted, Thanks

Raleigh koritz (358)
Wednesday May 3, 2017, 5:33 pm
noted shared - this is barbaric!

John B (185)
Wednesday May 3, 2017, 7:16 pm
Thanks Rosie for sharing the link to the article and video. Gross and in my opinion unnecessary.

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Wednesday May 3, 2017, 10:37 pm


Joan How (119)
Thursday May 4, 2017, 2:39 am
Since my earlier comment I am posting a link to an article from AnimalAid UK, although I know this information refers to mice it will also apply to rats. My further thought that perhaps the scientist reposible for this vile experiment would like to volunteer for the first head transplant? We can all then hope that the new head will be more compassionate than the original.

SylvieBusy A (190)
Thursday May 4, 2017, 4:00 am
Noted. Thank you

Jerome S (0)
Thursday May 4, 2017, 5:49 am

Patricia L (249)
Friday May 5, 2017, 10:14 am
Cut the heads off from those "scientists " and kick them as far as possible. This is simply sick.

Heather B (47)
Sunday May 7, 2017, 10:26 am
Thanks Rosie for sharing the link x

Melania P (123)
Wednesday May 10, 2017, 12:38 pm
Why don't they do this with rapers? Animals don't deserve this

Yvonne F (181)
Saturday May 27, 2017, 8:06 am
There seem to be no end to the horror in this World! Hos about wasting all this energy on something good!
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