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Animal Experimentation

This is a paper that concentrates on the negative side of animal experimentation. There are four references used.

Introduction

***** testing ***** becoming a m*****jor issue for many people today. The pictures of innocent animals with electrodes attached to them, as well as those showing the results of numerous chemical tests on skin and fur, haunt ***** who love animals.

Death and Injury Rate

In 2000, labs across ***** county reported they ***** 1,416,643 animals for experimentati*****.

The actual number, however, is over 20 million, since there are between 22 and 128 facilities that refuse to furn*****hed the ***** ***** animals currently involved in tests. ***** ***** "tens of millions of animals (htt:// www.all-creatures.org/wlalw/fact-anexp-01.html)" being killed every year by facilities ***** care more about receiving grant money than the welfare of the animals.

Drug Testing

***** companies have been using animals for *****s in their efforts ***** develop new drugs for humans. The problem ***** ***** animals is they ***** different body functions than humans. Animals have "circulatory, alimentary and nervous systems similar to those of humans (unknown, 2002)," but just a sm*****ll difference in molecules is enough ***** cause a drug to have an opposite effect in humans.

***** examples ***** different *****s reactions are: humans can take aspirin, ***** it is lethal for cats; arsenic is harmful to humans, but monkeys ***** take it w*****hout any ill effects; ***** while most people can take penicillin for infections, ***** it will kill guinea pigs (unknown, 2002). The ***** in the ana*****my of animals and humans ***** a significant reason not to do drug testing on *****.

***** in the Lab

***** hard ***** imagine the cruelty some animals ***** subjected to during experimentati*****.

Last year, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a researcher was videotaped "using scissors to cut the heads *****f conscious, unanaesthetized animals before removing their brains (Heyde, 2002)." ***** researcher admitted doing it for convenience, though ***** violated university protocol. In the same lab, animals were being injected with tumor cells *****out proper authorization. The tumors were allowed "to grow so big they exceeded size limits permitted by the facility (*****, 2002)."

***** ***** United States, animals that are still alive ***** thrown in trash cans or placed in freezers by uncar*****g researchers.

Tests Performed

Researchers perform a variety of cruel tests on ***** and rationalize ***** ***** saying ***** are "necessary for the experiment (htt:// www.all-creatures.org/wlalw/fact-anexp-01.html)."

Animals ***** exposed to "addictive **********, electric shock, food and water deprivation, caustic chemicals, blinding, chemical ***** biological weapons and radiation (htt:// www.all-creatures.org/wlalw/fact-anexp-01.html)." The horrible thing is there are no restrictions on the tests that can be performed ***** the animals.

*****

In ********** world of technology, animals no longer need to be the innocent victims of medical schools ***** companies testing their products. Instead of dissecting ***** in labs, schools are finding computer programs are just as effective in teaching students ana*****my. Cosmetic companies are starting to rely on human volunteers to test

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