The Occupy Wall St dregs have enlisted Bill Ayers, Marxist terrorist, to explain then complete nonsense that they have been spouting for the last few days as they squat on the public streets in New York.
Point 2 is:
They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices.
This really confused me. Banks are torturing animals? But I guess they are talking about corporations in general. In this case, I am assuming the Pharma companies are the target of this rant.
It seems that the grievance here is that in the process of creating life-saving drugs, we test them on animals first in order to ensure efficacy and safety.
This would be a really compelling point if the protesters would swear off the use of any products tested on animals. No more antibiotics. No more ointments, pain killers, or other medicine.
I am not sure about the 'actively hiding them' accusation. The left has been complaining about these practices for years, so the public is fully aware of how animal testing is conducted. The drug companies do have to hide their labs, but they are not hidden from the public. They are hidden from the left wing lunatics that will destroy the labs and set the research back many years.
Let us not forget that most of the testing is require in response to government regulations. The very rules and regulations that are demanded by the Left in order to protect people from greedy corporations.
So here we have the spectacle of the Left demanding extensive testing to protect people, and then complaining about the testing as cruel to animals.
It seems that they value animal life more than they value human life.