To put animals on the same level as humans is not a good idea. Of course the research can be limited but denying cancer research and saving human lives is the first purpose of research. It is silly to let rabbits or a pit bull stand in the way of progress.First of all i must say TIA, UR FAMILY, PITTIES and UR PAROLEES ROCK...I support what u are doing 100%...Second, being married to a man for 15 yrs whom was incarcerated for 18 yrs i understand how difficult it is to ever be seperated from anyone u love...I also understand that a lot of love and time goes into men when they have been instituionalized...my husband was chased out of his home at 11 by his drunken step-father, he began burglerizing homes to survive...was waived into an adult system and prison at 16 and then did 10 straight...it is a difficult road when u love someone who society deems as a worthless piece of shit....Third, i have had the pleasure of owni g different breeds of dogs over the years, i must say that my pit, Indy was a beautiful, BIG BABY...she was wonderful with all other animals including my other dogs and my rabbits....she was espicially good with children...never showed any aggression...as a matter of fact the most aggressive dog i have ever owned is my six lb. Chihuahua, Izzy...he will come unglued when anyone he does not know gets near me...including my other dog which happens to be his son. Therefore i have to keep them seperated..I believe a dog is a dog for life soo we just deal with the situation as best we can...Finally, to anyone who hates on Tia, her pits or her family, which includes her parolees...go play in traffic! I have heard some extremely ignorant remarks made on here and it sickens me that this Chock women has nothing better to do with her time...notice where ur twins are at..not with you, that itself tells the whole story...GET A LIFE AND QUIT HATING ON SOMEONE BECAUSE UR CHILDREN WANT TO BE WHERE THEY ARE AT...how about u tell everyone why ur children were adopted by Tia in the first place...kids dont just get adopted for no reason at all...what were ur parental rights terminated? Did u have a problem with drugs? Feel good having someone question u or make comments about u...probably doesn't, huh? Should have been paying attention to them instead of sitting behind ur computer all day having your nose in other's business...U shouldbe thanking this wonderful women for taking ur children in...seems like u are trying to make a name for yourself by using Tia as well...sad so sad!!!!
If you want to ban all animals in medical research volunteer as a test subject, and put your money where your mouth is!