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Animal Experimentation - Clang. A metal cage is opened and a rat inside scurries to the other end, knowing the fate that will soon come to it. An intimidating gloved hand reaches inside and grabs the cowering creature despite its desperate struggles. Not long after, the rat is dead, another victim of animal experimentation. While there are some benefits of testing animals for medical purposes, there are also alternative means that are possible and could be even more effective. Scientists and researchers around the world claim that many people owe their health to animal research....   [tags: Animal Research]
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Animal Testing - For centuries now, the principles of anatomy and physiology have been proved to be true in many cases for humans as well as for animals. For such reasons scientists have decided to rely on animals to understand and study, diseases or conditions found in humans and so forth. Therefor, is it possible to call ourselves selfish. Could the fact that we exploit animals for the so called sake of science prove that we do not consider the animals’ well-being. As a result of being under-informed about the procedures of animal testing, people often take this demographic issue lightly....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1014 words
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What is it about theories in human sciences and natural sciences that make them convincing? - When looking at the human sciences and natural sciences, one may question the validity of a claim or choose to support it without any evidentiary support. For many years, science has been accepted by many as the dominant cognitive paradigm, or model of knowledge. In fact, there are also people who believe that science is the only pathway for gaining knowledge, and if something isn’t provable through science, then it should not be accepted. A person might ask, what is it about the human sciences and natural sciences that makes them convincing....   [tags: Human Intellect, Science]
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The Value of a Liberal Arts and Sciences Education - Liberal Arts and Sciences education once started in the ancient Greek as the well-known artes liberales. There were seven of them, separated in the trivium and the quadrivium. The trivium contained the core liberal arts, namely grammar, logic and rhetoric. When the Church defined the education, they extended the trivium with the quadrivium subjects arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. The Greek believed that every young man, if they could afford it, should be educated in the seven liberal arts in order to take an active part in civic life....   [tags: humanities, social, studies, natural, science] 1020 words
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Exploration Of The Main Themes In "Animal Farm" - Animal Farm, A novella by George Orwell, tells the tale of the downtrodden animals of Manor Farm, who after much oppression from their master, take over the farm for themselves. In the beginning it seems like the start of a life of freedom and plenty, but ruthless and cunning elite emerges and begins to take control of the farm. The animals find themselves ensnared once again as one form of tyranny gradually replaces the other. The novella is a critique of revolutionary Russia and idealism betrayed by power and corruption....   [tags: themes, Animal Farm, george orwell, ] 595 words
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Animal Testing is Unnecessary and Cruel - Carrots the rabbit has been under experimentations for almost all of his life. He has to suffer so someone can wash his or her hair. The makers of Dove shampoo are probably going to shove shampoo down his throat his reaction to it. Even if the rabbit lives through the experiment, there still going to kill him to see what happened to his organs. If this were a human being experimented on, people would be mesmerized. Scientist are debating whether shoving shampoo down a rabbits throat is effective....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animals, Animal rights] 479 words
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Animal Testing's Contribution to World Population Advances - Today's world population has advanced this far due to the help of animal testing in various kinds of areas. Yet, some people disagree with animal testing and stand against it. Protestors call animal testing a animal cruelty, which is not similar to the least point. During 1940s and 50s Polio spread around North America killing many and giving great fear to the citizen. Even President Franklin Delano Roosevelt suffered from polio, which led him to become cripple. This chaos was saved with animal testing and it eradicated polio saving many lives....   [tags: animal cruelty and abuse] 790 words
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Animal Experimentation - Two months ago I went to see the film “Rise of the Planet of Apes” at the theater. This film was about chimpanzees that were exposed to animal research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Consequently, one of the chimpanzees tested with the Alzheimer’s cure developed an enhanced genetic intelligence that lead to the freedom of the other captive chimpanzees. Although this film was a science fiction movie, during the film, there were scenes that depicted cruelty towards chimpanzees. These scenes made me concerned about how inhumane people are towards research chimpanzees....   [tags: Ethics, Animal Cruelty, Chimpanzees] 1546 words
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It's Time for a More Responsible Approach to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - The debate about using animals for medical testing has been ongoing for years. The struggle is usually between extreme animal rights activists and scientists. The animal rights activists believe animals should never be used for research, and the scientists believe any use of animals is acceptable. Listed below are factual historical accounts of animal use, statistics, and arguments against the use of animals. In ancient Greece animals were used for the study of life science. To learn about body functions scientists would cut into a live animal to observe vital parts in action....   [tags: Animal Testing]
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What the Government Should do About Animal Testing - I scan my keycard and walk through a set of double doors, past the examination rooms and a door labeled organic waste. I walk into a complex and intricate maze of dark hallways. The doors read canine testing, swine feeding lab and primate testing environment. Upon looking into the dark rooms; one can make out the cages that once held chimpanzees. The sole purpose of this area is animal experimentation. This area, one of the most secure on the campus, has a separate dock and security cameras at every turn....   [tags: Utilitarian Policy, Animal Testing]
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Argument for Stopping Animal Abuse - Executive Summary Every 60 seconds an animal is abused. Dogs, cats, horses, and many other types of animals are being neglected and tortured everyday, yet resulting in few and minor consequences for the perpetrators. Animal abuse is prevalent in the United States and has been an ongoing issue since the 1970's, and prior to. Society as a whole has chosen to avoid the facts and arguments about animal cruelty, because to some it is seen as acceptable and typical. It becomes much more frowned upon when people actually see the results of the cruelty, especially in the media....   [tags: Animal Treatment, Animal Rights]
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Animal Testing - So the next big question is, isn’t animal testing essential. Doesn’t it cure disease and save human lives. Well the answer is no. Animal testing is unreliable, expensive, time consuming, and most of all it’s not necessary. Animals are not good models for humans. They are allergic to certain basic compounds that are fine for humans, like Paracetamol (“used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, fevers, and relieves pain in mild arthritis” (Paracetamol), and vice versa....   [tags: animal rights, research, ethics]
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Animal Testing - Animal research and testing has always been a controversy torn between science and ethics. Much can be gleaned of research if we set our morals aside, however Mukherjee states, “When I witness science in action, I see tenderness in abundance.” This tenderness is explored in Hale and Zimmerman’s texts; both come to the fundamental conclusion that it is our moral obligation as both scientists and humans to keep the principle of ‘replace, reduce, and refine’ at the heart of animal research. The scientific benefits of animal testing are obvious....   [tags: animal research, monkey, dolphins]
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Animal Experimentation Should Be Replaced by Computer Simulations - Imagine being a helpless animal: scared and hungry, in a metal box crammed with angry strangers. Now imagine being poked, prodded, and cut with the roughest grip. The pain and confusion is unbearable, while the humans are showing no sympathy. All of the pain and suffering is caused because they want to enhance the way they look. Animal testing has been around and used for centuries, but the human race has advanced extremely in science since that time, so there is no logical reason to continue the testing of animals....   [tags: animal testing, feelings, empathy]
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Save the Animals: Say No to Animal Experimentation! - Most of the medications that we in market today have been tested and proven effective for animals before prescribing them to human beings. However, would it feel good to know that every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are captured from the wild and die just because of these said experiments. For many years now, scientists have been using animals for their laboratory experiments to produce new medicines. Although scientists have been using this process for many decades in the field of medicine, it is still a controversial issue for those who are pro animal experimentation and against animal experimentation....   [tags: Animal Experimentation, Animals,]
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Animal Abuse in the name of Science - Millions of animals each year are used in product testing, medical and education experimentation. The animals are put through medical procedures and made to perform different acts all in the name of science. Although medical research has developed many treatments and cures to disease, the suffering and long term effects by animals during this experimentation is inhumane, cruel and often leads to the death of the animal. [IdeaConnection] Animals are used in experimentations for chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments, many schools still use frogs and rats in classes....   [tags: Invalid Results, Alternatives]
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Animal Abuse in the name of Science - Animal Abuse in the name of Science Millions of animals each year are used in product testing, medical and education experimentation. The animals are put through medical procedures and made to perform different acts all in the name of science. Although medical research has developed many treatments and cures to disease, the suffering and long term effects by animals during this experimentation is inhumane, cruel and often leads to the death of the animal. [IdeaConnection] Animals are used in experimentations for chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments, even schools use frogs and rats in classes....   [tags: Chemical, Drug, Food, Cosmetic]
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The Irrelevance of Animal Testing - The Irrelevance of Animal Testing The practice of animal experimentation began when religious leaders condemned the dissection of human corpses. Human experimentation and dissection is not opposed anymore but animal experimentation still continues. Almost all new products, from drugs to cosmetic products go through an animal experimentation phase, but they are not required to. Though it may seem to be a good option as opposed to human experimentation, it is not. Animal experimentation uses billions of taxpayer dollars every year, hardly has any scientific relevance, and animal experimentation causes a huge deal of pain, suffering and death to animals....   [tags: Animal Testing] 550 words
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Animal Testing Should be Reduced - The common belief is that animal testing has accelerated science and medicine a great deal, but the truth is simple: animal experimentation has not cured a single disease. People have been misled into believing that animal experimentation is responsible for many “miracle cures” and “medical breakthroughs” for decades. The reason is very straightforward: animals differ from humans greatly—too much to be able to have accurate results from experiments. The only progress with infectious disease made in the 20th century was made through improved nutrition, hygiene, and public sanitation....   [tags: Animal Testing] 737 words
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Comparing Jane Goodall's A Question of Ethics and Heloisa Sabin's Essay "Animal Research Saves Human Lives" - Essay Comparison It is estimated that more than 1 million people die annually in the United States from heart disease and cancer combined (Leading Causes of Death). What if all of those human lives could have been saved by sacrificing relatively few animals. Conservationists and animal rights activists always have the best of intentions for animals and the environment. They believe that animals should never have to suffer because of the choices human beings make. This view can be unrealistic in many situations....   [tags: animal rights, animal testing]
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Medical Sciences during the Age of Enlightenment - Medical Sciences during the age of Enlightenment During the Enlightenment Age there were many new development of the sciences, new guiding principles through the encyclopedia, and the upbringing of medical science practices. These advances improved knowledge throughout society because of their technological improvements and new knowledge to mankind. Discoveries in Europe were critical in the upbringing of science. “Europeans scientific revolution matched the new “America” perfectly, they were making it perfect; so they said” (Science in America,Watts)....   [tags: scientific work during the 19th century]
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Free Essays - Animal Farm - When you read or watch Animal Farm, by George Orwell, you might think that it is only a science fiction book or movie, but if you study this deeper we can easily deduce that it is an analogy to the Russian Revolution. Even though most people do no see, Animal Farm is a book about the Russian Revolution, where each character represents an important personage and where the plot is based on what happen in that country, as anything in history, there are many lessons we can learn from this work of fiction....   [tags: Animal Farm] 713 words
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Animal Experimentation: Granted for the Good - Animal Experimentation: Granted for the Good The fight for animal rights has been going on for many decades and has increased even more in the past years. Animal rights advocate that animals should be viewed as human beings, not property. These advocates approach the issue from different situations but they all agree that animal should not be used as food, clothing, entertainment, or experimentation. Vivisection is one right that has gained more controversy than all the others. Vivisection is the act of operating or experimenting on live animals....   [tags: Animal Research] 625 words
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Animal Testing: The Future of Pharmaceuticals - Millions of chemicals have been discontinued in everyday uses, such as in plant poisons, through animal testing, they have been donned to be unsafe for people and environment. Without animal testing, the general public would still be using these hazardous chemicals. Many humanitarians may be opposed to testing chemicals on animals, but if scientists didn’t test on animals, individuals would have to test the deadly chemicals or live in a world where people don’t know if the chemicals they are using are poisonous and lethal to the human society....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Taking a Stand For Animal Rights - Man created our human rights of people and it is only man that uses this concept. The human race needs to have the obligation to set limits for animal rights. The development of rights for our animals should be an effective and a possible concept that can legally be looked at. We must set a guideline for legal limits to humans when it comes to animals and their rights. If not then there can be no way to prosecute legal issues that arise for those who overstep the limits. Animals are vulnerable, defenseless and are controlled by us people to enforce animal rights....   [tags: Animal Rights ] 1613 words
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The Controversy of Animal Testing - Imagine being forced to move away from your home and from your family with no say in the matter. You are moved to an unfamiliar environment where you aren’t able to choose how you live your life. You don’t get to decide when or what you will eat. You can’t choose what you will do with your time and who you will spend it with. You are confined into a small area and you are completely alone. These are the conditions that many animals are forced to live under. Animal testing is defined as the use of non-human animals in research and development projects (dictionary.com)....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Testing Should Be Banned - Did you know that the shampoo you use was probably forced down the throat of a rabbit, cat, or maybe even a dog. Each year, millions of animals are used to test how safe and effective products, such as cosmetics, are. They are genetically modified, force-fed harmful chemicals, blinded, scalded, and maimed. How could one not object to this awful cruelty. Animal testing should be banned because it is cruel, unnecessary, inaccurate, and expensive. The very first reason why animal testing should be banned is elementary: it is cruel and unnecessary....   [tags: Animal Rights] 538 words
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Should Animal Testing be Banned? - Its’ another morning and the room is white. There are bars all around and the smell of cleaner is everywhere. Soon I see a person holding a tube of something. The person is coming towards me. Suddenly I’m out of the bars and sitting on a table. The person held me down and put the tube against me. It burns. I want to run but cant. My heart rate goes up and I start to tremble. This will be done several times a day with several different tubes. Law requires I get pain medication but it is minimal and wears off quickly....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Detrimental Aspects of Animal Experimentation - An intense and polarizing deliberation concerning the issue of animal experimentation and the utilization in research has been raging for years. This issue often catches newspaper headlines and strikes the heart of the American public. The opinion of advocates of animal research and the opinion of those who oppose it are quite visible in the media. Both sides tirelessly strive in advancing their unique beliefs. So far as this discussion is specifically focused on the attainment of favorable legislation by one side or the other, special interest groups have been formed by both parties in order to sway the legislators and numerous bureaucrats to their desired side....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Testing is Cruel and Flawed - Animal testing is the use of non-human animals for scientific experimentation. There are estimates that 50 to 100 million vertebrate animals worldwide from zebra fish to on-human primates are used annually. Much larger numbers of invertebrates are used even flies and worms are used has model organisms are very important, experiments on invertebrates are largely unregulated and not included in statistics. Animals are euthanized after being used in a experiment. Some of these animals are purpose-bred and others are caught in the wild or they are supplied by dealers who obtain them from auctions and pounds....   [tags: Animal Cruelty, Argument, Animal Rights] 1229 words
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Animal Cruelty: The Bloody War - Animal Cruelty; the Bloody War Let the voiceless speak. Animals have roamed the harsh lands and glided through the rough waters for approximately 510 million years, while humans have only been around for an estimated 200,000 years (Cain/Ramel). The earth had been the Animal Kingdom for about 509 million years until Homo sapiens started appearing, growing as fast as bacteria. They became a part of the food chain, on top; their minds were far more complex than most of the animals. They were able to think deeper, their bipedality allowed them to hunt better, and of course, their opposable thumbs were a defiant advantage over these animals (Cain)....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Effects of Animal Abuse - Animal abuse tends to take the backseat to human abuse but it can often be the first signs of an abusive personality and of possible physical and emotional abuse of a person. Abusing animals is can be the first sign of a potential serial killer. Organizations both big, such as PETA and the Humane Society, and small, such as The Pegasus Project, work to rescue, rehabilitate, and ideally rehome abused and neglected animals. Many domestic violence reports state that the abuse started with the abuser harming the victim’s pet before the victim was ever even touched....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animal Cruelty and Massive Corporations - Animal cruelty is a rapidly growing nationwide problem. Animals are being battered and starved everyday. There are many forms of animal cruelty; some forms are scientific research, abandonment, and mistreatment. What many people believe is that most of these cases are done by animal owners is utterly untrue. Massive corporations like McDonalds and KFC’s have slaughterhouses in which they slaughter up to 4 million animals, per factory per day. They also use equipment that cause prolonged periods of suffering to animals, these corporations are also in total denial when confronted, this is absolutely shocking....   [tags: Animal cruelty, Animals, Corporations, ] 415 words
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Animal Rights: Turning the Tables - Abraham Lincoln once said, “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” Many animal activists see a strong comparison between animals used for research or entertainment and slaves (Day, 1994). Every year millions of animals are killed while being used for testing and entertainment. Some may say that animals do not have emotions so using them for these types of activities is acceptable. In spite of that, a huge question that arises is whether or not animals should have rights....   [tags: animal activist, animals right]
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The Differences Between Popular Science Disciplines - Positivism was the ideology that initially underpinned all disciplines of early sciences and describes a belief that the complete objective truth can be reached. Natural scientists today hold the universal belief that a truth can repeatedly be exampled until it is falsified by way of methodical research, indicating a positivist approach which incorporates an objective reality. However as time and advancements has progressed, social scientists have embraced the ideology of probabilism. This is the notion that where the subject matter incorporates numerous anomalies and contingencies, the appropriate action is to downsize the explanations to accurately fit the probabilities of the work (Duus-O...   [tags: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences]
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The Infringement of Animal Rights - Throughout history animal testing has had a very important role in finding new discoveries and helping save human lives. However, the companies providing these test tend to ignore the fact that animals are having to suffer unimaginable pain during these experiments. Some scientist believe that animals are non-human, so the pain they suffer does not matter (DeCoux, Elizabeth). Companies put animals through unnecessary torture for human benefit and selfish intentions. Animals have rights and humans are ignoring these rights as if they do not exist....   [tags: animal testing, animals, experimentation]
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Animal Rights across the World - Our world today is becoming less and less conscious of the pain and suffering being inflicted on animals. As the outcome, animals are becoming even further tarred in society. Humans have and are continuing to handle animals as if they are some kind of material goods. This is considered as being immoral, as animals have their own lives, and they think, have feelings, can feel pain, require love, happiness, and everything else that humans have. As for human rights, it’s always uncertain. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations....   [tags: Animal Rights, animals,]
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Animal Rights and Animal Testing - Animal Rights and Animal Testing Many humans use animals for testing each year. Animal testing is when the animals are put through something or injected to see how they react to what medical research they have been used for. Animals are used to find cures for diseases or to test drugs that have mild side effects. They are also used to test materials for cosmetic research. Except for severely limited medical research, animal testing should be outlawed. Animal testing endangers the animal’s lives and may cause serious side affect that last the rest of their lives....   [tags: Rights Equality Animals Science Essays]
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Morality of Animal Testing - "Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on logical contradiction." stated Professor Charles R. Magel ("Animal Testing 101"). We all use some product that has been tested on animals. Something as simple as the soap we use every morning in the shower has been tested on an animal....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1398 words
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Animal Testing in the United States - Millions of animals die each year in the United States due to animal testing. Animals are used in laboratories to test chemicals in products and also used in research for the study of diseases such as cancer and AIDS. Unfortunately, these animals suffer tremendously while being experimented on and afterwards they are commonly put to death. The government has established legislation which gives certain guidelines for animal in laboratories, but it does not apply to every animal. The government even requires certain animal experimentation on specific products such as pesticides....   [tags: Science Product Expirament Animal Rights] 1767 words
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Animal Testing in Cosmetics - Simple household items such as lotions, shampoos and cosmetics aren’t very expensive and are within reach for the public, yet the public is not knowledgeable of the fact that the products that they use everyday are put through a series of tests which involve the use of harmless animals. Several large commercial companies do not make products for animals; they decide that using these harmless creatures for the testing of their products, could be cause to be harmful to animals still go forward with these types of procedures on an everyday basis....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1021 words
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The Morality of Animal Testing in Scientific Research - The Morality of Animal Testing in Scientific Research Animal testing is not a new thing. For many centuries scientists and testers in research have used animals of all kinds. Most of the animals are small ones like rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Some dogs, cats and a variety of goats, monkeys and rabbits have also been used. The animal rights issue is an emotional one. For decades the value of animal research has been grossly overrated. Although researchers claim that they depend on animal test data to achieve medical advances, we should demand other means of research and there should be laws assuring a minimum level of animal protection because testing on animals is cruel, inh...   [tags: Animal Testing] 1290 words
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Morality of Animal Testing - Is it right for animals to be used in scientific experimentation. Is it even necessary that they be used. These questions are debated almost if not daily. Many people would think this is a matter of opinion. However, it is actually much more than that. There is the whole history of it, their rights as an animal, the necessity and the cost of doing so. So, it is almost impossible to base your opinion on such a topic as this just on one thing. Animal testing has been around for many, many years. Animals were being used to study the functions of the human body in the third century B.C., in Alexandria by Erasistratus....   [tags: Animal Rights] 719 words
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We Must Stop Animal Research and Animal Testing - ... Man’s best friend. Dogs are very popular candidates for toxicology and disease studies. The same creatures that are kept as house pets, the same kind, loving animals that are trained to aid the blind, help the deaf and be life companions to those with disabilities. Dog’s do so much for people and how do we repay them. By using them to test products not intended for their use or worse killing them for our own discovery. In laboratories dogs are force fed drugs and pesticides in order to assess the effects of ingesting toxic doses of certain chemicals....   [tags: animal abuse, cosmetics]
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Prevention of Animal Overpopulation - Countless lives locked away in cages and forgotten about have overwhelmed our society, it has left blood stains on our history as a species and if history has taught us anything, it’s that we have a choice to change our ways of adjusting to situations. A war which was fought in pursuit of ending such criminal means, yet we as human beings do little to nothing to end the horrific crimes of animal deaths in shelters. It is no secret that this world has become infused with problems that have extended from one side of the globe to the other....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animal Instinct and Epistemology - Animal Intelligence and Epistemology Epistemology is defined as the area of philosophy that deals with questions concerning knowledge and that considers various theories of knowledge. There are many paths to follow in epistemology, including skepticism, rationalism, empiricism, constructivism, and epistemological relativism, all of which offer very different views to explain how people know things. These views concern primarily human intelligence and largely ignore animal intelligence in creating their theories, but animal intelligence could play a pivotal role in the development of epistemological theories....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Animal Cruelty on Farms - It is so easy to become complacent in our sheltered world and to turn the other cheek to the violence and misery that our every life decision can perpetrate, and that the majority of the country (mostly unknowingly) buys into. The fact is that if the horrors of the meat industry were common knowledge, the business would decrease, and drastically at that. So, to keep the knowledge from becoming widespread, meat and animal factory farms are content to work quietly and discreetly in the sparsely-populated back corners of the country where no one can see what is being done without making an active effort....   [tags: Animal Cruelty ] 995 words
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Human and Animal Interactions - The continuous shaping of America’s overall social, economical, and political systems correlates with how humans and animals interact. Helen Horowitz, Andrew Isenberg, Bonnie Clause, and Etienne Benson are some of the historians that have connected the treatment, view, and placement of animals in the American society throughout the developing of the country. These historians showcased animals that were used for things such as medical research, the displaying of wealth, as well as monetary gain....   [tags: animal and man]
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Benefits That Can be Gained from the Social Sciences - 1. Benefits that can be gained from the social sciences It seems extremely urgent to extend the co-operation between social-scientists and policy-makers to improve the role of evidence-based science in decision-making. Social science must be at least as active as natural sciences have been in studying climate change and environmental degradation in the last decades. Fortunately, the development of the interface between the two areas has acquired high priority both at national and supra-national levels....   [tags: Social Science] 1868 words
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Theories in the Human Sciences and Natural Sciences - What it is about the theories of human sciences and natural sciences that make them so convincing. When focusing on the human sciences and natural sciences, one might wonder why we believe what we believe. In general, human science can be defined as a social science, or anything that deals with human behavior in its social and cultural aspects (Bastian 190). Natural science is more often thought of as "regular" science. It is an organized undertaking that focuses on gathering knowledge about the world and condensing that knowledge into scientific laws and theories that can be tested (Bastian 153)....   [tags: Scientific Theory, Psychology]
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The Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - The argument as to whether or not animal testing should be done has been going on for decades. Medical laboratories and shelters are common places where most animals are tested. Animals are typically used because they are cheap and easily obtainable. Some believe that the usage of animals is morally and ethically wrong because animals are still considered thinking and breathing living things. Others believe that because they are not human, that they can do whatever they want with them. The implementation of laws has also been in discussion to avoid inhumane treatment of animals....   [tags: animal rights, inhumane treatment of animals]
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Morality of Animal Testing - "There will come a day when such men as myself will view 
slaughter of innocent creatures as horrible a crime as the murder 
of his fellow man- Our task must be to free ourselves- by widening 
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the 
whole nature and its beauty." 
-Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Imagine someone locked living inside a closet without control over any aspect of his or her life. They can't choose when they will eat or what they will eat, how they will spend their time, whether or not they will have husband or wife or children, and if they do, who that person will be....   [tags: Animal Testing] 405 words
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Animal Testing is Animal Cruelty - Animal Testing is Animal Cruelty We, as humans, have made numerous advancements in the world. We have firmly established the scientific evolution, but in doing so, it seems that our ethics and morals have failed to progress as well. The knowledge we have acquired is remarkable, but with it comes responsibility to use it wisely and ethically. We torture and heartlessly kill creatures that we arrogantly consider lesser beings simply at our disposal. For something as simple as eye makeup animals are tortured and blinded by tests performed at the laboratory....   [tags: Animal Testing] 5528 words
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An Inside Look at Animal Experimentation - ... Animals that are unbecomingly placed in laboratories are treated more so as disposable equipment rather than living and breathing creatures. There is no limit to the experimentation on one animal’s body. Visualize being a hospitalized patient or a prisoner for life, this comparison is only a partial imagination of what an innocent animal in experimentation laboratories experience daily. The pain and torture an institutionalized animal endures is beyond what any person can visualize. While testing a substance during experimentation, the animal is usually exposed to a household chemical, an industrial chemical, a cosmetic ingredient, or a pharmaceutical product by being forced to eat it, b...   [tags: animal abuse and exploitation, lab animals]
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Leadership and Ideology in Animal Farm - The Theme of Leadership in Animal Farm Sub-theme: Power Corrupts The sub theme of power corrupting people is very eminent in animal farm. The leaders on the farm - the pigs, were the brains of the farm. The animals let the pigs lead the farm, thereby placing them into a position of power. This power corrupted them as they became more and more greedy and their ideology became more and more corrupted. Also, the pig’s transgressions of the rules of animalism worsen as they grow in power. In chapter 2, when the 7 commandments were first written down, there was already a slight corruption in the pigs....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 1160 words
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The Implications of Different Views on Animal Rights - Should animals and humans have the same rights. Or, the same penalty for their abuse. Have you just sat back and wondered how we got where we are today. Should animals be lower than humans or the same. With the advancing of new technology, medications and medical advancements haven’t we gained this knowledge by animal testing/ animal cruelty. Do we, as humans, think animal testing/ animal cruelty and domestic violence all have similarities and should all of them have the same fines. Many people dating back for centuries, struggled over these same questions that we still struggle over today....   [tags: Animal Rights] 1279 words
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The History and Purpose of The Animal Rights Movement - As of today PETA is one group that is helping animals in barbaric situation like that of professional research laboratories. In these laboratories, the staff treats animals inhumanly where chemicals are poured onto the animal causing burns and sores. According to answers.com, animal rights are the rights to humane treatment claimed on behalf of animals, especially the right not to be exploited for human purposes. This movement in America traces its roots to the settlers. According to the US History Encyclopedia in 1641, Body of Liberties laws, Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritans came up with the first animal protection laws when they included two provisions prohibiting cruelty to animals....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Farm, by George Orwell - One of the things I like about small presses is that they'll take chances on authors who write about things outside of the mainstream. III Publishing has been one of my favorite sources for libertarian/anarchist fiction and science fiction ever since I picked up and totally enjoyed The Last Days of Christ the Vampire. Now they bring us two fine contributions to anarchist SF literature. If you loved George Orwell's Animal Farm, you'll love this "sequel." Many who have read Orwell's classic missed the basic underlying anti-authoritarian message, instead reading it as an allegory about the Soviet Union....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 632 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - The original dream of Animalism was not to just have animals successfully run a farm, but to live by certain rules. Rules such as, all animals are equal, no animal shall kill another, and no animals shall drink, wear clothes, sleep in a bed, or do anything else that has to do with humans. This dream was a failure, because Napoleon disobeyed all of these rules throughout the story of Animal Farm. The dream of Animalism failed because of Napoleon’s selfish nature, and inability to abide by rules that he found inconvenient....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 1104 words
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Animal Farm by George Orwell - Animal Farm by George Orwell The allegory, Animal Farm ends with the following: “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” What does this quotation and the events leading up to this conclusion demonstrate about politics, leadership, change and human nature in general. Katie Goering Animal Farm, by George Orwell, is an allegory that satirizes the change and difficulties in politics, leadership and human nature that arise during the period of time before and after a revolution....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 2116 words
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The Ethics of Animal Use in Biomedical Research - Both in and out of philosophical circle, animals have traditionally been seen as significantly different from, and inferior to, humans because they lacked a certain intangible quality – reason, moral agency, or consciousness – that made them moral agents. Recently however, society has patently begun to move beyond this strong anthropocentric notion and has begun to reach for a more adequate set of moral categories for guiding, assessing and constraining our treatment of other animals. As a growing proportion of the populations in western countries adopts the general position of animal liberation, more and more philosophers are beginning to agree that sentient creatures are of a direct moral...   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animal Farm, by George Orwell - Animal Farm Theme. What is it. A theme is a central idea of a story that usually reveals something about human nature. A theme is usually unstated as are the themes in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. One theme that can be taken away from the story is weakness can be easily dominated through language and ignorance. This will be seen through the manipulative language of Squealer and the gullibility of the animals. One way in which this can be seen is through Squealer. In one situation all of the apples and milk will be given to the pigs a few animals disagree with this....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 1142 words
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Animal Testing is Necessary, but Should All Testing of Pharmaceuticals be Carried Out on Animals? - Introduction Animals have been used for pharmaceutical testing throughout history. The Greeks in early BC were the first to carry out animal testing using live animals to test experiments and different medicines on. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_animal_testing) Animal testing has provided many positives to human lives but is still a controversial issue. Some people believe that animal testing is unnecessary and alternatives should be considered. Others believe animal testing is essential to find if certain drugs are harmful to humans....   [tags: animal rights, animal testing]
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The Controversy Over Animal Testing - From when you are a baby to when you are an adult animal testing is used in your everyday products. From the Pampers you put on as a baby and the Johnson and Johnson you are washed with. To when you are older the Febreeze, Sunsilk, and Gillette you use.( Companies That do Test on Animals) Animal testing surrounds you in every act of life. “The guess is around 100 million animals are used worldwide in animal testing.” (Animal Rights) Animal testing is rooted from natural curiosity. How the insides of a living organism operate and look is an interesting idea....   [tags: animal rights, argumentative, persuasive]
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Animal Testing: Right or Wrong? Jeremy Bentham - “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but rather, ‘Can they suffer?’’ This quote by Jeremy Bentham, a British philosopher and animal rights activist refers to the unjust treatments of animals and their helplessness towards the cruelty they suffer from humans. Animal testing should be banned because it is not proven that the product is safe even after being tested by animals, the living conditions lab animals are required to be in are not healthy for any animal, and newer technology can be used as a substitute for animal testing....   [tags: animal model, animal research]
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The Horrors of Animal Testing - Every year over 100 million animals die in the US; the cause for these deaths, animal testing. This injustice to animals involves testing products such as medical drugs or makeup, on poor imprisoned animals that don’t have the ability to stand for their own rights as most of us do. Animals used for testing are given products that may result in burning, poisoning, or death. These animals are forced to live in confined spaces where they wait until the next horrible experiment. They are, tortured beyond imagination as they are sometimes even cut open while they are alive (know as vivisection), either with expired analgesics or even without them....   [tags: animal abuse and exploitation] 531 words
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A Case Against Animal Testing -   Introduction Would you be okay with scientist taking your pets and testing all kinds of products on on them. Most likely you wouldn’t be okay with scientist experimenting on a pet that you love, so why are we not doing anything to prevent scientist from testing animals like bunnies, monkeys, and mice. Animal testing has been around since the late nineteenth century when a French Chemist named Louis Pasteur administered anthrax to a sheep and showed the importance of vaccines with his germ theory....   [tags: animal abuse, alternatives]
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Animal experimentation in the UK - Animal experimentation, also known as animal research and animal testing, is an experimental procedure in which animals are used within academic, scientific, research, biological and commercial establishments. It is when using live animals is considered legal, protected and regulated by law, because their ability to benefit humans is very important. Moreover, people of the world have improved their understanding about their lives, their health, the problems related to health and how to solve them, how to prevent them in the future by carrying out such experiments on animals....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Animal Testing] 2477 words
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Animal Testing: Pros and Cons - The ethical treatment and testing on animals is a widely controversial subject in the field of zoology. Views on animal testing range from positivity to full negativity. Animals such as mice and rats have been found to have psychological and genetic similarities that relate to humans which make them perfect for the experimental trials. Before various products are put out for humans consumption, animals are the most common way for companies to see if their new inventions work. The benefits and improvements to modern medicine as a result of animal testing should be weighed heavily against the harmful and toxic ingredients used in such experiments and their detrimental effects on test subject...   [tags: Animal Testing Debate]
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Animal Testing Should Be Banned - Ricky Gervais, an English comedian and actor, once said, "Dear intelligent people of the world, don't get shampoo in your eyes. It really stings. There. Done. Now f***ing stop torturing animals." (Gervais). Although people may receive Mr. Gervais’ words as harsh, his message contains truth, that people need to stop testing on animals. Animals need to stop being the center of laboratory and farm experiments, or at least given more rights to protect their general welfare and life. Scientists started using animals in testing in 1851 as a part of learning in the classroom at universities (ProQuest)....   [tags: Animal Testing Essays]
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Animal Testing Should Be Banned - Animal testing : Why are animals being tortured. An English philosopher Jeremy Bentham once stated his question about animals “Can they reason?Can they talk. most importantly, Can they suffer?”(Peter Singer) Are animals born to be experimented . In fact,95% of animals are not protected by Federal Animal Welfare act[AWA] in experiments(The Hastings Center). Some people think animal testing is unjust because of how they treat animals and use animals. which is just cruel and inhumane. I mean why are scientists using animals when we can use humans for more reliable information....   [tags: Animal Testing Essays]
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The Cruelty of Animal Testing - There are nearly 26 million animals in the United States who are tested for commercial and scientific use. The AWA- Animal Welfare Act- provides limitations on which animals institutions and scientists can use. Since 1850, the AWA protected about 1,134,693 animals, but has left about 25 million other animals to be scientifically and commercially used. The fact that there are about 25 million animal species not protected by the AWA has many people against animal testing. The AWA sets minimum housing standards and also requires regular inspections by veterinarians....   [tags: ethical issues, animal welfare]
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Animal Farm, by George Orwell - The English language is one of the most complex languages known to man. Words, sentences, and ideas can be built and misconstrued because of the language’s depth. In the novel Animal Farm, the head pigs in charge, Napoleon, twists words in order to gain control and power over the entire farm. The Manor Farm transforms from the totalitarian rule of Mr. Jones, a mean farmer who feeds his animals meager portions, to Napoleon, a pig that will have you liquidated for a bottle of liquor. Language is used as a means of social control because of its irony, it changes, and it’s illegible by some....   [tags: Animal Farm Essays] 686 words
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Animal Experimentation: Hero or Villain? - In Egypt during 300 BC, a man by the name of Erasistratus conducted a study to see what happened to body fluids that had been extracted. How he conducted this experiment differed from other anatomists previous attempts. Instead of testing on humans, he put birds in concealed boxes and restricted them from receiving food. Erasistratus’ new sense of observing went down in history as the first recorded usage of animal experimentation (Soave). Animal testing has since happened all over the world. As time has drawn on, people have made this a controversial topic and have debated whether a animal experimentation is truly acceptable or unacceptable in a society like ours today....   [tags: Animal Testing, Costs, Humans]
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