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5th Jan '16 4:26:18 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Part of Mr. Boynton's job as a Biology Teacher is to experiment on animals. ForScience, of course. Miss Brooks seems slightly squeamish about the whole thing. It's played for laughs, if anything. One episode, "New Girl In Town", has Miss Brooks assist Mr. Boynton bury mice killed for the cause in the school athletic field. Harriet Conklin, jealous of and attempting to scare off said new girl, implies to the girl's mother that Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks are burying ''human'' victims.
28th Nov '15 4:48:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'' - the book that ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' above is based on - is more neutral. It's still the rats' point of view, but the experiment is depicted more like a real one would be, even citing--of all things for a kids' book featuring cute critters--a ''control group''.
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* ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'' - the book that ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' above is based on - is more neutral. It's still the rats' point of view, but the experiment is depicted more like a real one would be, even citing--of all things for a kids' book featuring cute critters--a ''control group''.
28th Nov '15 4:47:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSecretOfNimh'': The animation in the laboratory, and the effects of the concoction given to the rats and mice, are pretty nightmarish.
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* ''TheSecretOfNimh'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'': The animation in the laboratory, and the effects of the concoction given to the rats and mice, are pretty nightmarish.
21st Nov '15 8:14:20 AM nombretomado
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* Another cosmetics-testing example, back when it was making headlines: a ''BloomCounty'' story arc had Opus thinking his mother was one of these for Mary Kay cosmetics. He ends up caught between the Mary Kay commandos and a terrorist animal-freedom group in a shootout.
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* Another cosmetics-testing example, back when it was making headlines: a ''BloomCounty'' ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' story arc had Opus thinking his mother was one of these for Mary Kay cosmetics. He ends up caught between the Mary Kay commandos and a terrorist animal-freedom group in a shootout.
31st Oct '15 8:56:20 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''QuantumLeap'' Sam leaps into a chimpanzee test subject. He's in the space program, trying to flip switches while being jerked around by simulations of gravity. Which, it seems, is just fine - his experimentor likes and takes care of him. But then he's transferred to crash helmet testing, where they're going to strap a crash helmet on him and bash his head with what is essentially a high-tech industrial strength baseball bat. AndThatsTerrible.
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* In an episode of ''QuantumLeap'' ''Series/QuantumLeap'' Sam leaps into a chimpanzee test subject. He's in the space program, trying to flip switches while being jerked around by simulations of gravity. Which, it seems, is just fine - his experimentor likes and takes care of him. But then he's transferred to crash helmet testing, where they're going to strap a crash helmet on him and bash his head with what is essentially a high-tech industrial strength baseball bat. AndThatsTerrible.
17th Oct '15 12:15:43 AM nombretomado
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** DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes is a bit harsher when it includes Koba's backstory. It's his reason for believing HumansAreTheRealMonsters and motivates his actions in the movie.
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** DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes ''Film/DawnOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' is a bit harsher when it includes Koba's backstory. It's his reason for believing HumansAreTheRealMonsters and motivates his actions in the movie.
16th Oct '15 3:45:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''PinkyAndTheBrain'' are themselves a product of testing and research, and act with levels of freedom ranging from 'escaping every night' to 'practically running the labs'. AnimalTesting here is more of the back story; it can become a rare plot device, an artifact of the backstory, or what they're doing in the story itself. They also end up encountering an AnimalWrongsGroup and vainly try to tell them that they're genuine lab mice--as in not able to survive in the wilderness.
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* ''PinkyAndTheBrain'' ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' are themselves a product of testing and research, and act with levels of freedom ranging from 'escaping every night' to 'practically running the labs'. AnimalTesting here is more of the back story; it can become a rare plot device, an artifact of the backstory, or what they're doing in the story itself. They also end up encountering an AnimalWrongsGroup and vainly try to tell them that they're genuine lab mice--as in not able to survive in the wilderness.
26th Sep '15 7:31:57 PM jormis29
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* ''ThePlagueDogs'' has a lot of this. * William Kotzwinkle's novel ''DoctorRat'' comes off as decidedly anti-experimentation, describing in gruesome detail a variety of procedures, many of them done ForTheEvulz. The eponymous character, a lab rat, is wholly in favor of animal testing - but he's described as having been driven insane by the experiments to which he's been subjected and is viewed as a traitor by the other denizens of the lab. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' had a number of horrific experiments detailed in a researcher's journal. Said researcher, Dr. Pretarius, was attempting to create a sort of "glue" for injuries, using cats as test subjects. It's pretty gruesome (and involves questionable methodology), as the glue eats away at flesh and bone rather than binding wounds together, but there's no real malice from the scientists initially. The glue only works on a single cat named Claudandus, possibly due to a minor mutation. As the project hits more dead ends, money begins running out, and his assistants leave him, Pretarius goes mad and starts cutting Claudandus apart and gluing him back together in every way he can imagine, just for kicks. [[spoiler: He's eventually killed by the very same cat, who then goes on to try and wipe out humanity.]]
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* ''ThePlagueDogs'' ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'' has a lot of this. * William Kotzwinkle's novel ''DoctorRat'' ''Literature/DoctorRat'' comes off as decidedly anti-experimentation, describing in gruesome detail a variety of procedures, many of them done ForTheEvulz. The eponymous character, a lab rat, is wholly in favor of animal testing - but he's described as having been driven insane by the experiments to which he's been subjected and is viewed as a traitor by the other denizens of the lab. * ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' ''Literature/{{Felidae}}'' had a number of horrific experiments detailed in a researcher's journal. Said researcher, Dr. Pretarius, was attempting to create a sort of "glue" for injuries, using cats as test subjects. It's pretty gruesome (and involves questionable methodology), as the glue eats away at flesh and bone rather than binding wounds together, but there's no real malice from the scientists initially. The glue only works on a single cat named Claudandus, possibly due to a minor mutation. As the project hits more dead ends, money begins running out, and his assistants leave him, Pretarius goes mad and starts cutting Claudandus apart and gluing him back together in every way he can imagine, just for kicks. [[spoiler: He's eventually killed by the very same cat, who then goes on to try and wipe out humanity.]]
26th Sep '15 10:31:05 AM Malitia
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* ''{{Felidae}}'' had a number of horrific experiments detailed in a researcher's journal. Said researcher, Dr. Pretarius, was attempting to create a sort of "glue" for injuries, using cats as test subjects. It's pretty gruesome (and involves questionable methodology), as the glue eats away at flesh and bone rather than binding wounds together, but there's no real malice from the scientists initially. The glue only works on a single cat named Claudandus, possibly due to a minor mutation. As the project hits more dead ends, money begins running out, and his assistants leave him, Pretarius goes mad and starts cutting Claudandus apart and gluing him back together in every way he can imagine, just for kicks. [[spoiler: He's eventually killed by the very same cat, who then goes on to try and wipe out humanity.]]
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* ''{{Felidae}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'' had a number of horrific experiments detailed in a researcher's journal. Said researcher, Dr. Pretarius, was attempting to create a sort of "glue" for injuries, using cats as test subjects. It's pretty gruesome (and involves questionable methodology), as the glue eats away at flesh and bone rather than binding wounds together, but there's no real malice from the scientists initially. The glue only works on a single cat named Claudandus, possibly due to a minor mutation. As the project hits more dead ends, money begins running out, and his assistants leave him, Pretarius goes mad and starts cutting Claudandus apart and gluing him back together in every way he can imagine, just for kicks. [[spoiler: He's eventually killed by the very same cat, who then goes on to try and wipe out humanity.]]

* ''{{Felidae}}'', based on the book of the same name. Dear Lord. Like the murders weren't horrible fuel enough. Francis comes across a tape of a perfectly healthy cat, shown meowing and struggling, [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable being bolted to a table]] and having its head cut open to test a new "glue" for wounds. Said glue ''eats through its skull into its brain while it is conscious'' as the scientist impartially narrates and observes its dying twitches. Enough to give anyone nightmares (and check that your own pets are where you left them). As if that wasn't enough, most of the cats in Francis' neighborhood are mangled by the lab's experiments - Felicity is blinded, Bluebeard has a withered paw, and Claudandus goes insane.
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* ''{{Felidae}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Felidae}}'', based on the book of the same name. Dear Lord. Like the murders weren't horrible fuel enough. Francis comes across a tape of a perfectly healthy cat, shown meowing and struggling, [[StrappedToAnOperatingTable being bolted to a table]] and having its head cut open to test a new "glue" for wounds. Said glue ''eats through its skull into its brain while it is conscious'' as the scientist impartially narrates and observes its dying twitches. Enough to give anyone nightmares (and check that your own pets are where you left them). As if that wasn't enough, most of the cats in Francis' neighborhood are mangled by the lab's experiments - Felicity is blinded, Bluebeard has a withered paw, and Claudandus goes insane.
24th Jul '15 12:38:18 PM Agent333
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* In ''Film/AntMan'', CorruptCorporateExecutive Darren Cross tests his reproduction of Pym particles on lambs. Hope thought they were going to use mice, Cross doesn't see what the big difference is. FridgeLogic kicks in when you consider how much cheaper mice are to raise and store... maybe he needed a bigger subject so when it got shrunk down it'd be easier to see?
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