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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 is becoming a m*****jor *****sue for many people today. The pictures of innocent *****s with electrodes attached to **********, 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 ***** for experimentation.

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

***** Testing

***** companies have been using animals ***** *****s in *****ir efforts ***** develop new drugs for humans. The problem with ***** animals is ***** ***** different body functions ***** humans. Animals have "circulatory, alimentary and nervous systems similar to those of humans (unknown, *****02)," but just a small difference ***** molecules is enough to cause a drug to have an opposite effect in humans.

Some examples ***** different *****s reactions are: humans can take aspirin, ***** it is lethal for cats; arsenic is harmful to humans, but monkeys ***** take it without any ill effects; ***** while most people can take penicillin for infections, ***** it will kill guinea pigs (unknown, 2002). The difference in the anatomy of animals and humans is a significant reason not to do drug testing on animals.

***** 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 rese*****rcher was videotaped "using scissors to cut the heads off conscious, unanaesthetized animals be*****e removing their brains (Heyde, 2002)." ***** researcher admitted doing it for convenience, though ***** violated university pro*****col. In the same lab, animals were being injected with tumor cells without proper authorization. The tumors were allowed "to grow so big they exceeded size limits permitted by the facility (Heyde, 2002)."

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

Tests Performed

Researchers perform a variety of cruel tests on ***** and rationalize them by saying they 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 and biological weapons and radiation (htt:// www.all-creatures.org/wlalw/fact-anexp-01.html)." ***** horrible thing is there are no restrictions on the tests that can be performed on the animals.

Alternatives

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

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