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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 *****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 ***** 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 and 128 facilities that refuse to furn*****hed the number of animals currently involved in tests. There ***** "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 animals.

***** Testing

***** companies have been using animals for years in *****ir ef*****ts ***** develop new drugs for humans. The problem ***** us*****g animals is they ***** different body functions ***** *****. Animals have "circulatory, alimentary and nervous systems similar to those of humans (unknown, *****02)," but just a sm*****ll difference in molecules is enough ***** cause a drug to have an opposite effect in humans.

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

***** in the Lab

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

Last year, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a rese*****rcher was videotaped "using scissors to cut ***** heads ********** conscious, unanaesthetized animals be*****e removing their brains (Heyde, 2002)." The researcher admitted doing it for convenience, though ***** violated university pro*****col. 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)."

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

Tests Perf*****med

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

Animals are exposed to "addictive drugs, electric shock, food ***** water deprivation, caustic chemicals, blinding, chemical and 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 ********** on the animals.

*****

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

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