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When pigs don't fly... How BAD was this idea?!?!?!

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Speaking of avlanche survival theories, did you all see this?

Avalanche Study That Would Bury Pigs In Snow Canceled After Animal Rights Groups Protest

Posted: 01-15-10 04:14 PM

Pigs Snow

VIENNA - Scientists say they will no longer conduct avalanche experiments monitoring the deaths of pigs buried in snow, after animal rights groups protested their methods.

Anesthesiologist Peter Paal says he and his colleagues decided Friday to stop their work because of growing media pressure generated by activists calling it cruel and pointless.

The project in the Austrian Alps was focused on establishing what factors make it possible for humans to survive an avalanche in an air pocket until rescued without suffering permanent brain damage.

The scientists had argued that during two weeks of experiments no pigs had suffered because they were sedated and given an anesthetic beforehand.

post #2 of 13
The scientists had argued that during two weeks of experiments no pigs had suffered because they were sedated and given an anesthetic beforehand.

okie-dokie
post #3 of 13
Bad job for pigs or anything else.  How would you tell if a pig has brain damage, an oink impediment?

Is that research really needed?
post #4 of 13
How about bacon buried in the snow!
post #5 of 13
Paging Dr. Mengele .. . ... .. Dr. Mengele.......
post #6 of 13
Don't bury the pigs
bury the got nothing better to do animal rights fools
Oh crap their already brain damaged
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How about bacon buried in the snow!

Gives a new meaning to Avalanche Bacon.
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Oh crap their already brain damaged

post #9 of 13
Maybe Lady Salina can knit them sweaters?
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Should i consider this an RSVP to the annual bull roast
post #11 of 13
Next time don't tell anyone.
post #12 of 13
A moose hot-tubbed at Stowe a couple years ago.  They didn't dig him out fast enough.
post #13 of 13
Why don't they give the pigs some skis/boards and let them ski the backcountry of their own free will?
"Hey, pigs, we're about to have a controlled avalanche...you REALLY don't want to poach that powder, I'm telling ya...well, don't say I didn't warn you..."
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