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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

Animal testing ***** becoming a m*****jor issue for many people today. The pictures of innocent animals with electrodes attached to *****m, 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 ***** 128 facilities that refuse to furnished the number of animals currently involved in tests. ***** ***** "tens ***** millions of animals (htt:// www.all-creatures.org/wlalw/fact-anexp-01.html)" being killed every year by facilities that care more about receiving grant money than ***** welfare of the animals.

***** Testing

Pharmaceutical companies have been using animals for *****s in their efforts to develop new drugs for humans. The problem ***** ***** animals is ***** have different body functions than *****. 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.

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

***** in the Lab

It's hard ***** imagine ***** 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 ***** 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. The tumors were allowed "to grow so big they exceeded size limits permitted by the facility (*****, 2002)."

Throughout ***** United States, animals that are still alive are 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 rati*****alize them by saying they are "necessary for the experiment (htt:// www.all-creatures.org/wlalw/fact-anexp-01.html)."

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

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***** *****'s world of tech*****logy, animals no longer need to be ***** innocent victims of medical schools and companies testing ***** 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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