by Ochsbridge, UK correspondent Summer Rose Winslip-Harrow
PETA calls for a boycott on Nylon following their research which reveals the inhumane treatment of animals in the production of Nylon. On a tip-off from an undisclosed source, an investigative team penetrated security at a DuPont plant filmed some of the production process and gained access to both process control PC’s and the research lab’s secret computer files.
PETA’s investigation reveals that Nylon is as much a man-made material as sweet corn; Nylon being produced by genetically-manipulated angora mice. Nylon is thus produced by GMO. PETA’s video recordings appear to show the huge vats in which the mice are kept in the dark, on large round stainless steel mesh platforms that trap the claws on their feet. Process control data indicates that inside those vats, they are force fed for up to 10 days before being starved for two days. After those harrowing two days, the mice are individually sucked out of the vats and laundered in a radioactive, dioxin soap solution, dried by hot air and drugged by gas. Semi-conscious, the mice are then vacuumed into a large centrifuge where thousands are simultaneously spun at high speed to harvest their fine fleece. Each centrifuge run yields an average of 1.983 kg of Nylon fleece.
Still drugged, surviving mice are transferred to their original feeding vat which was, in the meantime, sterilised by super-heated steam. Mice survive on average 20 spin cycles, never reaching what would be sexual maturity. When they do not survive, they are dried and ground to meal; then combined with shredded, mercury-coated polystyrene beads for feeding to the Nylon production mice.
As the radioactive wash sterilises the mice, special breeders are kept in a special facility. Genetic engineers have succeeded in isolating the super-breeders early in their lives. Production mice weigh at most 20 grams but the super-breeding mothers reach up to 4 kg before they stop being productive after about 50 litters of up to 100 each; approximately every 27 days.
PETA found that the super-breeders have 3 wombs, each at a different stage of gestation, in part due to the activation of latent marsupial genes into their DNA. Introduction of selected arthropod genes mean that the super-breeders are hermaphrodites, repeatedly impregnating themselves as soon as a womb becomes available. Files obtained by PETA indicate that DuPont was experimenting with suction-extraction of slightly-premature mice to decrease damage to the womb during birth thereby increasing the cycle rate from each super-breeder.
The petrochemical feedstock was a sham, according to PETA. Only a small quantity is used for making polystyrene beads for feeding to the mice. PETA suspects that fraccing is being used to re-inject petrochemicals into the ground to make it look like the world isn’t running out of oil reserves.