U.S. Air Force Tests Zero Gravity on Cats

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What happens when a cat can't land on its feet? According to the Daily Mail U.K., that is exactly what the U.S Air Force wanted to find out.

Currently, videos of old weightlessness tests performed by the Air Force are going viral on the Web. In the clips, cats and pigeons are taken up in a C-31 jet that is able to create 15-second pockets of weightlessness based on its trajectory. The obviously confused kitties are released to float in the air. Unable to land on their feet, the felines act like many humans do when they first experience life in zero gravity, squirming around until they find a surface. Overall, the tests showed that most of the animal subjects were fairly adaptable, getting used to living the mid-air life after several rounds of tests. Based on this video, we're sure these cats were happy to have all four paws on the ground again and are not signing up for a trip to space camp anytime soon.

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Marie V. Myers

yes this test proved nothing and was cruel to the cats even though they were hurt they had to feel fear ..

September 20 2013 at 10:18 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
chick54debra

I wasn't going to watch this because I just knew it was going to be disturbing...and I was right!!! Now I wish I hadn't!!!! Senseless and disturbing to say the very least!!! Too bad they never had a malfunction in real space...see how funny that would have been to the idiots who thought up that cruel needless idea. Not to mention how many billions it cost us taxpayers!!! STUPID!!!!!!!!!

September 20 2013 at 6:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
karensunfire777

Don't like it at all...Was NOT necessary....One was even dropped kicked back up. It's abuse.

September 20 2013 at 1:03 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Edie Godsey

This was animal cruelty! If the ASPCA doesn't investigate this, it's a slap in the face to all of us who love and respect animals. I hope the cats vomited on and scratched the Hell out of those Who participated in this sick stunt.

September 20 2013 at 12:01 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Darlene Robbins Gobe

Just plain stupid.What else do they do to animals for their entertainment.?

September 20 2013 at 11:53 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
LaChapelle

you can see by the footage this is not a recent film...just makes you wonder what other sick things the Air Force does to animals.

September 20 2013 at 11:24 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Cherie Thomas

I found that to be very cruel to the cats. I can only imagine the psychological terror that must have been inflicted on those poor, defenseless cats. Why would the US Air Force even conduct test such as this? It's not like the cats & pigeons are going to go anywhere where there is zero gravity. I'm appalled by this video!

September 20 2013 at 11:03 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
bobbie

THIS IS ANIMAL CRUELTY AND THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOTHING BETTER TO DO WITH OUR MONEY THEN THROW CATS AROUND COME ON PEOPLE IT IS STUPID AND A SICK ACT OF ANIMAL ABUSE

September 20 2013 at 10:43 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
heatmw

Wrong.. Just very wrong.

September 20 2013 at 10:42 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Susan Blocker

Once again MAN using animals as testers. I think this was NOT fair to the cats. WHY? Because you can\'t explain to them what\'s going on. Humans have a voice and a choice animals don\'t. Humans should use themselves as live testers and STOP using animals who have no voice or choice. This is another form of humans cruelty towards animals.

September 20 2013 at 10:39 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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