Animal rights activists oppose any and all instrumental use of animals. Indeed, they equate our ownership of animals to slavery-again, and again, and again. Some don’t even want dogs to exist.
So, what about this story? From the Telegraph:
Women at high risk of breast cancer could be screened for the disease by simply breathing into a tube which is then sniffed by a specially trained dog, in a new clinical trial after UK scientists found the animals are highly accurate at detecting other cancers.
A charity is now embarking on a landmark trial to establish if the dogs can accurately detect breast cancer from samples of breath which if proven would ‘revoluntionise’ how doctors think about the diagnosis of all cancers, the researchers said. The animals working for Medical Detection Dogs in Buckinghamshire have already been shown to be more reliable at detecting prostate cancer than current blood tests, with 93 per cent accuracy when sniffing urine samples.
Evil! And no rights given to collective bargaining. Liberate the canines from human oppression!