This isn't some weird analogy.
For years the federal government has been funding experiments using kittens as incubators for parasites. And then when the parasites are harvested from the kittens' feces, the kittens are simply incinerated. They are just living breathing test tubes to the government.
Congressman Mike Bishop of Michigan announced on Tuesday that he sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing concerns about the USDA lab in Beltsville.
In the letter, Bishop said hundreds of kittens are bred, fed parasite-infected raw meat for two to three weeks and then killed by "incineration." Bishop said the USDA admits the kittens are healthy at the end of the study.
"I'm shocked and disturbed that for decades the USDA—the very organization charged with enforcing animal welfare laws—has been unnecessarily killing hundreds of kittens inexpensive and inefficient lab experiments," Bishop said in a written statement. "Any government research program like this one that's been funded since the Nixon administration needs to be put under the microscope, especially when it involves using kittens as disposable test tubes in harmful tests that most taxpayers oppose."
The Congressman asks why they are incarcerated instead of being offered for adoption. He also introduced a bill to stop the use of federal funds going to any experiment causing pain to cats.
He is using this as an example of why every government expenditure should be thoroughly reexamined from time to time.
But this type of thing is inevitable with a morbidly bloated government like the one occupying DC.
Kitten killing can grab headlines, but this story is a drop in the bucket compared to human rights abuses funded by the USA.