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Animal Experimentation

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


Animal testing is becoming a m*****jor *****sue for many people today. The pictures of innocent *****s 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 the county reported they used 1,416,643 ***** for experimentati*****.

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

Drug Testing

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

Some examples of different ***** reactions are: humans can take aspir*****, but it is lethal for cats; arsenic is harmful to humans, but monkeys can take it without any ill effects; and while most people ***** 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 ***** test*****g on animals.

Horror in the Lab

It's hard to imagine the cruelty some animals ***** subjected to during experimentation.

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

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

Tests Performed

Researchers perform a variety of cruel tests on animals and rati*****alize ***** by saying they are "necessary for the experiment (htt://"

Animals are exposed ***** "addictive drugs, electric shock, food ***** water deprivation, caustic chemicals, blinding, chemical and biological weapons and radiation (htt://" The horrible thing is there ***** no restrictions on the tests that can be *****ed ***** the animals.


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


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