I wish people here would stop and think before bashing scientific research.
“venom proteins” are an extremely important area of the search for new and better pain killers, anti-clotting agents, as well as for completely unexpected medical uses which will only be learned from clinical trial and error.
Nobody here is bashing scientific research. What is being criticized here is government spending, which scientific research ought not need be beholden to. The private sector is not short on funds for this manner of research.
Forget it. This place never reads articles and everything the government does is evil.