Clint Morey - Big Sky Writer
Big Sky Writer
Killing Cute Puppies

Killing Cute Puppies

I have to admit puppies are cute.

And beagle puppies are right up there with the cutest of them.

Image by Nick115 from Pixabay

Not only are they cute, but beagle puppies also have an endearing personality that makes them even more lovable. They're friendly, loyal, and full of energy.

They have floppy ears and big eyes.

And they make great companions.


But they are also something else.

For some reason, the government has decided they make great test subjects for experiments.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, a division of the National Institute of Health — which we have all learned to worship for their work during the Covid crises — recently funded a project that used seven beagle puppies for an important study.

The six-month-old puppies were taught to wear a special jacket. It’s not because the government wanted to be sure these cute little creatures would be warm and cozy.

The jackets were designed to administer injections of various drugs into the puppies’ cute little bodies.

One of the drugs injected into the puppies was cocaine.

The puppies also had a telemetry device implanted in their bodies so data about their body reactions could be gathered.

Pretty cool, right?

Just in case you’re one of those animal lovers who feel sorry for cute little puppies being injected with cocaine and other drugs, you needn’t worry.

After the experiment was finished, the puppies were either euthanized (that’s a “nice” way of saying murdered) or sent off to become participants in other experimental projects.

Image by José Somovilla from Pixabay

And the people conducting the study didn’t want to waste taxpayer dollars, so they surgically removed the telemetry devices from the puppies so they could be used in other experiments.

Wasn’t that nice of them?

The cost of the program?

Why do you care what it cost? It’s a government program. Government programs are designed to help us.

You still want to know what it cost?

What are you, a science denier?

This is science. Scientists ran the program. Scientists are people who wear white lab coats, which makes them very … very … scientific.

You still want to know what it cost?

Well … not counting the slight disruption to the shortened and painful lives of the seven puppies, the project only cost $2.3 million dollars.

In government spending, that’s practically free.

The scientists and politicians have come through for us yet again..

I assume they learned that cocaine being injected to your body is not healthy, but I don’t really know if they learned that, because I haven’t been able to find a copy of the final report.

But it was a story about puppies and I thought you would like it.

Before I go I’d like to share a blessing with you from the Old Testament.

“May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord’s face radiate with joy because of you; may he be gracious to you, show you his favor, and give you his peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 (The Living Bible)

Until next time … be the reason someone smiles today!

Clint Morey - Big Sky Writer
Big Sky Writer
In a fast-paced world where we're bombarded with information from all sides, it's easy to forget the power of storytelling. Stories can be used to manipulate and control people, but they can also be used as a force for good -- to heal wounds and build bridges.
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