I got into a heated debate with a bunch of pansy protesters on Saturday! I was trying to get into Tomas Cook to get some holiday brochures and there were a number of protesters barricading the shop asking people to boycott Tomas Cook on the grounds that they are the largest tour operator in Mauritius and presumably send money into Mauritius. Apparently Mauritius is one of the biggest exporters of monkeys for medical research and we need this cruelty stopped. Well of course ever up for an argument with tree huggers and such I tried pointing out that millions of people are alive today due the medicines developed by animal testing. That people with MS, Cancer and Heart Disease to name but a few were all benefiting from the research. I also tried to point out that less than 1% of animal testing was carried out on non human primates the majority 85% on rodents so why werent they defending them? They got so mad. It was really quite amusing and the highlight of my otherwise dull shopping trip So whats your opinions on animal rights protesters and other such tree huggers? I know there are always some valid points on both sides such as using animal testing for cosmetics. But I find it hard to trade 1 human life for any amount of animals and why on earth should we not build a road because theres an owl living in a tree Its funny if my house was in the way of the road I'd soon be moved on wouldnt I?