Millions and millions of taxpayer dollars are being used for horrific experiments on animals for one purpose... MORE PROFITS FOR THE PORK, LAMB, AND BEEF INDUSTRIES.
This is beyond what ANY reasonable human being can or should accept, no matter what your choice of diet.
Here is an excerpt from the NY Times article: "These experiments are not the work of a meat processor or rogue operation. They are conducted by a taxpayer-financed federal institution called the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, a complex of laboratories and pastures that sprawls over 55 square miles in Clay Center, Neb. Little known outside the world of big agriculture, the center has one overarching mission: helping producers of beef, pork and lamb turn a higher profit as diets shift toward poultry, fish and produce." See the NY Times article below for all of the details. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html