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Animal Cruelty - Is animal testing cruelty or science. This is the question that many people ask to themselves, and is one of the many controversial topics in today’s society. In my point of view animal testing is cruelty because animals can’t talk for themselves so they get kill and hurt, and we also violated their right by doing this. Anjo a member of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) said “Animals feel pain; they have a right to decent life” (Nancy Day 2000, pg.12). It is difficult to determine how many animals are used for research, but experts agree the number is declining....   [tags: Science Experiment, Animal Testing] 1901 words
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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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Why Animal Testing Should be Illegal? - ... However many successful cures they found for the rodents failed in humans(Gericke). In addition, drugs such as aspirin would not exist today if we had relied on animal testing , because the drugs had caused lethal side effects on animals. For example, Penicillin is toxic to guinea pigs and Aspirin is poisonous to cats. Differences between humans and other species can give inadequate and erroneous information when animal data is applied to human diseases and drug responses. The inexact results of animal experiments can endanger humans and animals....   [tags: laboratories, animals, immorality, chemicals]
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What Gives Us the Privilege? : Animal Rights - ... More than just feelings of pleasure, the nerves that experience pain in the human body are the same in that of animals. It can be proven through science, and the Committee on Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals and the National Research Council prove just that. In their book, Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals, the description of pain is “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” (Alleviation of Pain 13) Any ‘Noxious Stimuli,’ or actions that cause harm to tissues in the body, stimulate nerve endings of the central nervous system called ‘nociceptors.’ Due to the fact that animals have a central nervous system just as humans do, it can be concluded that animals feel the sensory response to physical harm called ‘pain’....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Rights]
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Deficiencies in Animal Testing and Drug Formulas - Animals are tested on for many cosmetic and medical products, but the treatment of the animals and the quality of the test results are often less satisfactory than the consumer realizes. Every person has most likely purchased either a pharmaceutical or cosmetic product in his or her lives, but the careless techniques for making these products may astound individuals that rely on drugs for everyday use. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “every year about fifteen -hundred” drugs are created, but “twelve-hundred” are deemed unusable for people....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Animal Testing: Cruelty versus Benefit - Let me begin with the simple but true statement: we all are animals. For some people this might sound ridiculous, but in reality it is the sooth, whether we want it or not. What is the difference between us and other creatures. Is it our ability to think abstractly or talk or walk with the straight back. What is it that gives us the right to torture poor and innocent animals just for the sake of our own benefits. The answer is simple: it’s our eternal need to be beautiful and healthy. We are selfish monsters who kill our best friends animals....   [tags: Current Issues]
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The Infringement of Animal Rights - ... The consequences to these test is that animals must endure pain without the ability to express their discomfort to their captors, who is determining the effects of the chemicals on the animals without care for the animals comfort. In the United States there animal testing is still be used even though there is a wide range on non-animal testing available. There are other options such as skin cultures that can be purchased and grown for skin irritation testing, and using the deceased for experimentations (Bruner, L....   [tags: animal testing, animals, experimentation]
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Do People Really Know What is Sacrificed for Animal Testing? - Imagine being in a cold isolated cage with no hope of getting out. Think of what it would be like to have so much terror that it is hard to stop trembling with fear. All you see is your friends being picked off one by one and never seen again. They know what is coming next, another painful procedure that might not even kill them but leave them suffering for hours until they wish for death. That is what it is like for animals in a laboratory every day, right this very second. People do not like to think about these horrible things because they would have to realize that these horrific things are really going on....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Ethics of Medical Animal Testing - In all matters, including medicine, the well-being of the human race comes before any other consideration. This is the justification for the use of nonhuman animal testing in medicine. Of course this argument brings issues into play that are both ethical and professional and need exploring before a definitive answer can be given. The Rights of “Lesser Life Forms” Animals have rights. This is a statement that very few people will disagree with. Animal cruelty as an end unto itself (i.e. for entertainment) is just wrong....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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The Use of Animal Research - ... Not only have that testing on animals been improving through the years in the medical field for human but also for the veterinary field (Benefits Pro-test: Standing up For Science). The UK is now able to go from antibiotics to blood transfusions and many more treatment and controlling diseases (Benefits Pro-test: Standing up For Science). Just because we believe that animals are a way to help and to improve the health of human lives, that does not give us the reason to treat them horribly and allow them to go through all the suffering and pain just to get a possible outcome of what could happened if a human took this drug or tried a new product....   [tags: animal testing, smallpox]
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Pros of Animal Experimentation - ... There is not a necessarily easier, or more moral way of going about the research as of yet, but there is research being done to replicate certain organs and tissues that are present in the human body as well as an animal's body, without actually using an animal or a human for the experimentation research aspect of it. One group has created a microchip that they can grow living tissue on to, as well as maps of microvascular networks, “They can grow the same type of cells that exist in an , as well as different types of cells, like cardiac or neural cells....   [tags: ethical issues, animal testing]
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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 Experimentation: Hero or Villain? - ... As he continued his studies, he noticed that the dogs would begin to produce saliva even when there wasn’t food around; they would do it for things like lab coats. He digged deeper to see what might have caused them to react in such a way, and realized they associated it to food sense the person feeding them always wore a labcoat. By conducting these studies, He realized not only how our own digestive system works, but how reflexes worked also. For this discovery, he received a Nobel Laureate, and Nobel Prizes for Medication and Physiology....   [tags: Animal Testing, Costs, Humans]
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Animal Testing Needs To Stop - Cosmetic and drug companies should stop animal testing. By animal testing, the companies not only violate the animals' rights (which is breaking the law), but their testing methods are hazardous which endanger the animal's life. Finally, the companies should stop animal testing because each year we lose hundreds of thousands of animals and could make a difference by stopping this cruelty. Stop the animal testing, and save a life. To start with, cosmetic and drug companies should stop animal testing their products....   [tags: essays research papers] 999 words
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Animal Testing Should Be Outlawed - According to Biology Online, animal experimentation is defined as the use of animals in experiments and development projects usually to determine toxicity, dosing and efficacy of test drugs before proceeding to human clinical trials. Animal experimentation has been going on since ancient Greece when Aristotle and Hippocrates first made their model of the human body based on what they had observed through animal dissection. Then, Romans used animals to do more psychological tests on animals like pigs, monkeys and dogs....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive 2014]
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Beneficial Animal Testing - Beneficial Animal Testing Animal testing has always been plagued with controversy on its ethical issues by animal activist groups and supportive scientists. Is it morally just to experiment and sacrifice laboratory animals on behalf of human research. Dr. Gina Solomon MD wrote her article regarding the benefits of animal testing to protect the human race and all other species. Her article “The Lesser Evil” shows the beneficial and positive aspects of animal experimentation. She approves the notion for animal testing but requests greater regulation and gentler methods of testing when scientifically possible....   [tags: Science Ethics Scientific Research Essays] 952 words
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Medical Beneifits Of Animal Testing - Argument Essay Where would we be Without Animal Testing. Is the use of animals in research justified. Should animal experimentation be permitted. Should these animals be liberated. A logical person would say the benefits justify the research. Without animal testing, products would be based on theory. No one would want to use something, which may damage eyes, be poisonous, cancerous, and cause birth defects. Animals used in testing are not from the endangered species list; also many of the types of animals used are killed each year by rat or mouse traps, animal control, exterminators, and animal shelters....   [tags: essays research papers] 390 words
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Animal Testing (speech Outline) - Specific Purpose – To persuade my audience that animal testing is wrong and how other safer alternatives should be taken. Central Idea – By going the extra mile in using safer alternatives when experimenting with animals will not only prevent conflicts from pro-life activists, it will minimize lawsuits and morals will be preserved. Introduction I. Okay I got a riddle I made up for the class. A. What was once cute and furry but becomes a bloody rotted mess. B. You guys give up. C. Well the answer to this question is an animal that has undergone chemical testing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Animal Testing is Unethical - "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). Picture this: You're locked living inside a closet without control over any aspect of your life. You can't choose when you eat or what you eat, how you will spend your time, whether or not you will have husband or wife or children, and if you do, who that person will be....   [tags: Ethics] 1378 words
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Animal Testing is Wrong - Animal Testing and Why it is Wrong Imagine a cold dark room with cages lined against the walls. The living creatures echo throughout the building as if the entrapped animals are able to sense their fate. Lying on a table are several rabbits strapped down with tiny cups attached to their bellies. These rabbits go through an enormous amount of pain due to the fact that they are not given painkillers of any sort. Sadly, these animals are being used for scientific experimentation. It is a debate that has taken place for several years and it continues to be an ongoing battle....   [tags: Ethics Science Essays]
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Against Animal Testing - I'm definitely against animal testing because it is cruel. It is morally profligate to torment animals for our own benefits. These animals, who cannot defend themselves against abuse, are legally imprisoned and exploited. Every single day a human being talks about his or her rights. If they feel their rights have been taken away from them then they will fight back. It?s hypercritical for humans to torment and kill, innocent and unprotected animals if they talk about their own rights. Animals should receive the same rights as humans....   [tags: essays research papers] 1114 words
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Animal Testing for Medicine - Animal Testing for Medicine What do you feel is more important - the life of your child or the life of a few rats. These comments are often brought up in animal rights debates. On the one side the animal rights campaigners, on the other side researchers intent on finding new medicines to improve the quality of human life. Animal activists claim that animal testing, or 'vivisection' is a scientific disaster and that thousands have been injured or killed as a result of it and time and time again researchers have been lead into a blind alley....   [tags: Free Essays] 428 words
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The Debate of Animal Testing in Laboratories - The Debate of Animal Testing in Laboratories Debating over the animal rights movement has raised questions and concerns for many years. Although animal research has been the cause of many medical breakthroughs, is it morally and ethically right to put animals in these kinds of situations. This is one of the underlying questions that must be solved before it is too late. There has already been too much violence and harm caused by the opposing views of this argument. Shouts of protests and riots are heard on the streets, labs and medical equipment are being burned and destroyed and innocent animals are left hanging in the wake....   [tags: Science Experiments Papers] 2398 words
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Against Animal Testing - For decades humans have taken defenseless and innocent wild animals to foully abuse and test their experiments upon. They test powerful drugs and lotions upon the animals and record and write down the at times fatal side effects only to repeat the experiment again and again- regardless of the creatures' pain or suffering. In one experiment by the Proctor and Gamble company, scientists got hold of a batch of newly born baby mice and cut their toes off to test their theories upon. They were later help up in court for this matter- though disgustingly were let off....   [tags: essays research papers] 917 words
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Animal Testing: Why are Animals Being Tortured? - ... This example explains the result from animals being experimented. To better understand this position, try putting yourself in an experiment and experience the pain from being experiments. Similarly, each year animals from the same type die. This is true because the example shows the cruelness of treatment we gave. Clearly, we can treat animals better than this by treating them and not experimenting them. According to the results 5,996 rabbits, 33,652 guinea pigs, and 48,015 adds up to 89,008( same)....   [tags: experimentation, animals, equality, cruelty]
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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 Testing On Animals - Medical Testing On Animals Medical testing on animals is a very controversial topic that touches almost every individual's life whether they realize it or not. 16 million diabetic people enjoy life they would otherwise not have if it weren't for the dogs, rabbits, and, fish that endured tests to help scientists discover treatments and produce insulin. Cardiovascular disease is high on the list of American killers. The procedures used to treat this affliction such as surgical techniques and theraputic drugs required the use of animal testing....   [tags: Pros Cons Animal Testing Essays] 1507 words
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Cosmetic Testing with Animals is Cruel - The Cruelty of Cosmetic Testing on Animals   Each year, thousands of animals are brutally tortured in laboratories, in the name of cosmetic research. A movement to ban animal testing for cosmetic purposes has been gaining popularity, with many companies hopping on the bandwagon against this research. New alternatives have been developed to eliminate the necessity to test on animals. This is only a small beginning of what is necessary to end these immoral acts. Animal testing in cosmetics is useless and cruel, and can be accomplished by other methods of research to end the suffering of animals....   [tags: Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation]
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Ways to Improve Animal Welfare After Premising the Animal Testing - ... In this stage, subjects do feel little or no pain during the testing. Testing can bring them small changes, but their overall conditions are not far away from their normal states. Second level is moderate stage. Animals feel some level of pain and there is invasion to them in this state. Substantial stage is the most painful stage goes through. When experiencing this stage, they are experimented without anesthesia for some reason, thus their states are deviant from normal, healthy state. The last category is unclassified, which means the testing is done without consciousness of animal testing....   [tags: animals, medical field, examination, pain, cruel]
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Should Animals be Used for Research? - ... Gericke, Corina, “It is difficult to predict whether a human will react identically or differently based on the results of experiments conducted on animals. The diseases animals contract are much different from ours. And since most human diseases do not occur in animals, their symptoms are simulated using model organisms and have nothing in common with the human disorder they are supposed to simulate.” Seeing as how they are animals and we are humans, important factors such as “lifestyle, genetics, drug consumption, stress, diet and environmental influences are not taken into consideration and therefore, proving the results misleading and irrelevant.” Gericke, Corina....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Abuse]
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Animal Research and Testing, Is it Ethical? - vivisection Animal Research and Testing, Is it Ethical. “It is a simple fact that many, if not most, of today’s modern medical miracles would not exist if experimental animals had not been available to medical scientists. It is equally a fact that, should we as a society decide the use of animal subjects is ethically unacceptable and therefore must be stopped, medical progress will slow to a snail’s pace. Such retardation will in itself have a huge ethical ‘price tag’ in terms of continued human and animal suffering from problems such as diabetes, cancer, degenerative cardiovascular diseases, and so forth.” Dr....   [tags: essays papers]
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Animals vs Humans - ... Animal activist push technology alternatives more and more every day. Options like using computer models, bacterial test or ‘in vitro’ tests, all of which are less malignant and more humane. Now animal testing is only one of many cruel activities inflicted onto animals for human gain. Another unnoticed act of vicious neglect to animals is animal entertainment. People don’t realize it, but when taking an innocent visit to Seaworld or a circus, they’re encouraging the torture inflicted to those animals providing them entertainment for a few hours....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Rights]
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We Must Eliminate Animal Testing for Cosmetics - We Must Eliminate Animal Testing for Cosmetics     Jane goes to work everyday at an animal-testing lab. She pours liquids used in eyeliner into the eyes of numerous albino rabbits. The rabbits' eyes are held open with clips so that for the 72 hour test period, the rabbits can't even blink. The rabbits' bodies are in a box so that only their head protrudes. Jane watches the rabbits and records how the rabbits’ eyes react. She observes as the rabbits’ eyes bleed intensely. Some eyes become extremely deteriorated, and some rabbits even become blind due to the toxicity of the liquid being tested....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]
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Argumentative Essay: We Must Eliminate Animal Testing - The practice of using animals for testing has been a controversial issue over the past thirty years. Animal testing is a morally debated practice. The question is whether animal testing is morally right or wrong. This paper will present both sides of this issue as well as my own opinion. Approximately two to four million animals have been used in safety tests. Safety tests are conducted with a wide range of chemicals and products, including drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, household cleaners, and packing materials....   [tags: Argumentative Example Essays] 613 words
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The Benefits of Animal Testing are Too Great to Stop - Animal Testing Animal testing began when William Harvey used animals 400 years ago to find out how blood circulated through the body. The "modern" era of animal research however started about 150 years ago with the rise of physiology as a science. It was very different back then. There were no anesthetics or effective painkillers, so the animals suffered a great deal, as did patients. Scientists learned that putting animals, or humans through that type of torture was inhumane. Consider having to have a leg amputated, which was not uncommon in those days due to the fact that infections got very severe without the use of antibiotics, without even so much as an anesthetic to control the pain....   [tags: essays research papers] 773 words
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Monkeys Don't Like Wearing Makeup: Animal Testing In The Cosmetics Industry - ... Some of the experiments they are subject to is skin and eye irritation tests called Draize tests. This is done by rubbing chemicals onto shaved skin or dripping the chemicals into the eyes of a restrained animal. They can also be repeatedly force fed for weeks or months at a time so researchers can detect signs of illness such as cancer or birth defects. Lethal dose tests called LD50’s for short are also administered by forcing animals to swallow large amounts of chemicals to determine what dose would be deadly....   [tags: Neurological Symptoms, Human DNA]
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Experiments on Animals Should Not be Banned - Experiments on Animals Should Not be Banned (word count includes paper outline) Technology and animal testing have provided the human population with many advancements in the past century. Every opportunity to embrace these advancements should be used for the betterment of the human population. It is often an argument based on personal opinion, but once the facts are analyzed, the affirmatives of animal testing outweigh the rationale for banning animal testing. The study of diabetes, as well as other diseases, have benefited significantly from animal testing....   [tags: Animal Testing]
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Silent Pain - ... This allows the risk for harm exposed to humans to be decreased and the lives of individuals to be kept from hazardous substances. Animals also benefit from the results of animal testing. If vaccines were never tested on animals, they would not be protected from rabies, parvovirus, hepatitis, heartworms, etc. The outcome on animal research is not always an advantage. While humans are being cured, animals are getting killed. Animal testing includes disadvantages that make it a wrong choice and takes a considerable toll on an animal’s life....   [tags: Animal Rights, Animal Testing]
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The Joys of Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - The Joys of Animal Testing Animal rights are held entirely too high in regard. Many activist do not realize the benefits of testing on animals. They claim that it is "unethical" or "cruel" to perform experiments on such creatures. The truth is, the world as a whole has advanced tremendously in the past century due to animal experimentation. We are affected every day by at least one thing that has been influenced by animal testing. Many of the things we take for granted would not exist if it were not for experimenting with animals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 2788 words
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Horrors of Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - The Horrors of Animal Testing   The torture and murder of millions of animals annually has been occurring for centuries now. Every year we ignore it, and every year the numbers grow. The act of vivisection or the practice of experimenting on animals began because of religious prohibitions against dissection of human corpses. After religious leaders lifted these prohibitions, it was too late. Vivisection had become a major part of medical and educational research. As well as major part of product testing in many companies....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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The Cruelty of Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - The Cruelty of Animal Testing and the Need for Alternative Methods In his book Inhumane Society: The American Way of Exploiting Animals, Dr. Michael W. Fox estimates that twenty-five to thirty-five million animals are used in the United States each year for laboratory testing and research (58). Research involving tests done on animals is unnecessary and cruel. More humane methods of research need to be employed. Fox states that animal tests on cosmetics and household products are nothing more than a "public relations campaign to dispel public concern and give a false sense of security" (61)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Do Animals Have A Say?: Comparative Analysis of Animal Rights, Human Wrongs and Proud to be Speciecist - ... Since Rose is a biology professor and a scholar himself, his point of view is valid and holds some type of worthiness or credibility. He says “The first statement is plain wrong; the second claim that animals have “rights”, is sheer can’t” (Stephen 342,343). He also mentions “speciesism” and says that activists are hypocritical and narrow-minded because they too are speciesists because “the absolutists within the animal rights movement care little for that sort of democratic control. They want to have their argument both ways” (342)....   [tags: Tom Regan, Stephen Rose, animal testing]
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Animals vs. Humans in Medical Experimentation - For centuries mankind has experimented on animals for a number of different reasons. Early experimentation with animals was originally born out of curiosity but eventually became a necessity to find medicines to cure viruses and a myriad of illnesses. If not for the existence of animals, humans would be left to experiment on themselves at a high rate which would create a worldwide moral dilemma. Such a dilemma could be dictated based on the question of who should be chosen for experimentation; should it be a particular race or class of people....   [tags: Biology, Animal, Testing, Ethics]
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The Use Of Animals In Research - ... The inhalation chamber is where the animals are kept as the chemicals are pumped into the room. The animals are observed for any side effects. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requires companies selling fluoride products to swab the teeth of about 200 rats with the substance that’s being tested for two weeks. In result, the animals are killed and their heads are put into an oven and baked for an hour. While both the EPA and the FDA require a fair amount of animal testing for the marketing of chemicals, vaccines and drugs other U.S....   [tags: Animal Testing Programs]
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Using Animals for Research - ... These changes include implementation of high fiber diet, use of unrefined whole food, exercise, and regularity in physical activities. (Razafindrabe). In medical genetics, the uses of stem cells help understand some forms of diseases that were not cured in the past. The stem cell research in animals help researchers to find treatment for people who suffered from spinal cord injury, blood disorder, neurodegenerative diseases, and some form of cancer. These stem cells can be manipulated to generate new useful cells to replace disease cells or to fight against cells that are causing diseases....   [tags: Medical Gentics, Animal Testing]
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Moral Rights: A Cry for Help - ... At first, there was nothing that could be done and many people with cataracts were going blind, now after years of studies, surgery time has lessened, the procedure can be stopped at anytime, recovery has reduced, and there is less discomfort after the surgery. Cataract removal is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. It also is one of the safest and most effective types of surgery. In about ninety percent of cases, people who have cataract surgery have better vision afterward....   [tags: Animal Testing, Educational Values] 1156 words
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Genetic Engineering and its Drawbacks - ... As well as the process and the outcomes being unnatural, they are inefficient, as only a small percentage of the attempts to genetically engineer an animal succeed. For the number of attempts that genetic engineering has, the success rate is low. There are hundreds of deaths involved, as not everything is successful: “A US Dept of Agriculture research experiment to create cows resistant to mastitis had a success rate of 1.5 percent, 8 calves being born from 330 transgenic cloned ova, only eight of these being gestated to term as live calves....   [tags: gene, transplant, animal testing]
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Let's Put an End to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - We Must Put an End to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation Without animal research, cures for such diseases as typhoid, diphtheria, and polio might never have existed. Without animal research, the development of antibiotics and insulin would have been delayed. Without animal research, many human beings would now be dead. However, because of animal testing, 200,000 dogs, 50,000 cats, 60,000 primates, 1.5 million hamsters, and uncounted millions of rats and mice are experimented upon and die each year, as living fodder for the great human scientific machine....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Cruelty Involved in Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - Cruelty Involved in Animal Testing Hobbes, the cat, has been under experimentation for most of his life. This is probably the last time that he will ever have to be experimented on again. Why. Because he is probably not going to make it through this time. The makers of Herbal Essences are about to force shampoo down his throat to see what happens to its organs. Even if the cat lives through the process, they are going to have to kill it to see which organs it could have damaged. If this was an actual human going through this deadly experiment, people would be in shock....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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We Need More Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - We Need More Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation   A life can be taken or created in a matter of seconds and with that has come the miracles of modern medicine. People have come to expect science to save lives, prevent illness, relieve suffering and improve the quality of life. The means of curing, treating and preventing diseases are not achieved by magic or accident. Medical advances are gained through years of intensive research -- research in which laboratory animals have played, and continue to play, a critical role....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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It's Time to Stop Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - It's Time to Stop Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation   Using animals in research and to test the safety of products has been a topic of heated debate for decades. According to data collected by F. Barbara Orlans for her book, In the Name of Science: Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation, sixty percent of all animals used in testing are used in biomedical research and product-safety testing (62). People have different feelings for animals; many look upon animals as companions while others view animals as a means for advancing medical techniques or furthering experimental research....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Needless Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation is Wrong - Needless Animal Experimentation is Wrong   If penicillin had been tested on guinea pigs, it might never have reached the public. It is lethal to guinea pigs, deactivates the blood system of rabbits and is deadly to cats ("Bio-Medical Research"). Scientists are pushing for more experiments regardless of the cost to the animal's life. "One expense is the involvement of killing animals in the pursuit of a pine-scented air freshener"(Vergoth,p21). Animals suffering in experimentation labs are in just and cruel to animals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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A More Responsible Approach to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - It’s Time for a More Responsible Approach to Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation The debate about using animals for medical testing has been raging for years. The struggle always seems to be between extremist animal rights activists who believe that animals should never be used for research, and scientists who believe that any use of animals is acceptable. There are a growing number who argue that there must be a reasonable middle ground. I contend that there must be a significant decrease in the number of animals used by humans to further human goals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Vivisection: Is it for you? - Vivisection: Is it for you. Animal Research has become a heated debate over the past few decades, reaching a high point around the end of the twentieth century yet it still continues through today. There are two main ways to look at this topic: the logos pro side and the pathos anti side. Those who are for animal testing realize the amazing benefits that can come out of such research while those against animal testing stand up for animals’ rights and try to find ways to better such research without killing so many innocent, defenseless animals....   [tags: Animal Testing Papers]
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Effects of Abilify on Depression - ... A Pearson’s r revealed that all three behaviors were high and that the ISS/saline group showed increased immobility compared to the CC/saline group. In experiment 2, 83 Sprague-Dawley rats in the same weight range were used, however, this group consisted of 13-17 rats in each. They were also measured for immobility, swimming and climbing. These rats were divided into a CS/FST/saline group or an ISS/saline group. The purpose of this experiment was to again measure the immobility of the rats by observing their ability to keep their head above the water....   [tags: animal testing, rats, saline]
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Society's Prejudice - ... (Human Experiments: A Chronology of Human Research) It is unsurprising that Dr. Rhoads managed to make his way to a commendable position even after being accused of deliberately infecting his patients with cancer. It is conceivable that there was much prejudice against Puerto Ricans at the time, and it is reasonable that many details were glossed over when he received his award. NAZI’S MEDICAL EXPERIMENTS The Nazis were best known for persecuting Jewish people, gypsies, and disabled old people....   [tags: animal testing, unethical experiments]
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Animal Experimentation - ... Neurotoxicity tests determine the extent of toxic effects on vertebrate nervous systems. Animal behavior is observed to detect any lack of coordination, motor disorders, altered learning abilities or gross behavioral changes. Repeated-dose chronic toxicity tests commonly use rodents to test the effects of repeated exposure (2 weeks to 12 months) to particular chemicals “(Elizabeth Close). Many of these test are used for human benefit, and will greatly help the generations to come. Animal experimentation does have benefits....   [tags: testing toxicity,biology,medical schools]
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The Necessities of Animal Experimentation - The Necessities of Animal Experimentation Throughout my paper, I felt as though I was able to give a solid and fair representation of the opposing viewpoint on issue of animal testing. However, it was challenging because I strongly oppose animal testing. The rhetorical analysis played a role in this, because I was required to use the various rhetorical appeals to compose a strong argument. Using the appeals definitely helped in trying to persuade the reader to acknowledge the opposing view. Writing this paper did not affect my original line of thinking in regards to the topic....   [tags: Animals Testing Essays Argumentative]
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Animal Dilemma - Every year there are tens of millions of animals like rats, dogs, birds, and farm animals that are killed to discover new information on medical discoveries, product testing, and for educational purposes. Many believe animal testing is inhumane because just like humans, animals feel pain as well, but others believe we should not treat animals as moral equals. However, in the recent years there have been new products introduced to decrease the use of animal testing or even possibly completely stopping it....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Experimentation - Animal Experimentation has been a debated topic for decades. While most scientists claim that it is necessary, animal activists believe it is inhumane. Both groups have tenacious arguments, but scientists have no real proof that their successes could not have been achieved without animal testing. As a result, the argument against animal experimentation proves to be more effective. In the past and even now, it appears that many medical advances have been discovered using animal testing. Although this is accepted to be true, the important issue is whether the same innovations could have occurred without the use of animals....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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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 Experimentation - For years now people have been using animal experimentation to create new ways to help save the human race. There are people who believe that it does help, and that it is necessary to continue, while others oppose and want to fight for the elimination of animal experimentation. Scientists fight for the cures needed to help man kind, but struggle to do so as people fight against their work in progress. But as Jennifer A. Hurley stated, “History has already shown that animal experimentation is not essential to medical progress.” Stuart W.G....   [tags: Animal Rights] 822 words
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Animal Experimentation - Animals suffer just as people do. In 2009 animal experimentation was the cause of over 1.13 million animals, excluding small rodents, suffering in U.S. Laboratories (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service). Animal experimentation is unethical, unnecessary and expensive; alternative methods of testing should be utilized. It is unethical to use the cruel methods of animal experimentation for our own benefit alone. The animals used in research range from birds, dogs, cats, and pigs to name a few....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Welfare - Animal welfare is a fairly recent, yet troubling argument in society. This subject is a strong argument on a variety of opinions. Animal welfare has become a major issue and has grown internationally. The human concern and the safety and rights of animals is the meaning of the concept of animal welfare. Through decades of animal welfare, people fight to prevent the action of animal cruelty and bring help towards animal rights. Towards animal welfare comes the aspect of animal cruelty. Animal cruelty is a fairly recent subject that has affected society....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animal Cruelty - What is animal cruelty. Animal cruelty is any act of violence or neglect against an animal. A few things one may have seen are an animal tied up outside for all hours of the day with no food or water or maybe a person has seen an owner purposely hit their dog. Animals, like humans, have feelings and reactions to the way they are handled: abused animals could become dangerous to society. Society most often defines animal cruelty as the infliction of physical pain, suffering, or death upon an animal when not necessary for purposes of training, discipline, or to procure food (MSPCA Angell 1)....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Experimentation - I have always had a great admiration for animals. Being an animal owner of two dogs, I believe that they are a friend of the human and both benefit from each other in the sense of company and joy. They are also great contributors to the balance of the eco system. These are some of the various reasons why I chose this topic. In this research paper I will inform you, the reader of the horrible experiences that innocent animals have to endure due to the fact that supporters believe that animal experimenting is a humane method of bettering our lives....   [tags: Animal Rights ] 1831 words
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Animal Cruelty - Animal abuse and abandonment are a few of many forms of animal cruelty, and while efforts have been made to end animal cruelty, many animals are still suffering. Is animal cruelty right in anyone’s eyes. You would like to think it is not, but in reality there are many people that just do not care. Any act of violence or neglect perpetrated against animals is considered to be cruelty to an animal (The American Society of Prevention of Cruelty). Animals do not deserve to be abused for any reason (The Humane Society 2)....   [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 Research: A Necessary Evil - It has long been debated as to whether it is ethical to use animals for experimentation. When considering whether animal research is ethically acceptable or not two main concerns must be raised. The first issue is whether it is absolutely necessary to use animals in order to acquire information that may contribute to the improvement of people’s health and well-being. The second issue is whether the use of animals is defendable on a moral ground. Supporters of animal research believe that animal experimentation and research is ethically acceptable as long as the treatment of the animals is humane and well-regulated....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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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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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 Experimentation Issues and Alternatives - 1. INTRODUCTION Currently, Animals experimentation is becoming a controversial topic. As millions of creatures have been tested to benefit human life. A simple definition of this procedure is observing scientific laboratory examinations on live animals. There are many campaigns around the world which reject these tests and request the alternatives. They believe that this kind of experimentation is harmful for people as much as it is cruel to animals while others argue these experiments are substantial for humans live as they are used in important medical research....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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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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Should Animal Experimentation Ever Be Permitted? - Physicians are known to have performed vivisection on animals for hundreds of years, and nowadays animal testing remains an essential element of research in medicine and pharmacology. Animal experimentation has generated heated discussions among scientists, philosophers, and politicians. This issue is very controversial, since it involves ethical questions. While it is generally accepted that testing cosmetics on animals is unnecessary and immoral, there is a debate concerning the use of animals for medical purposes....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Animal Rights: Turning the Tables - ... If the animal does not die from the experiment, it is killed by the scientist at the end ("Types of animal," 2013). Our society continues to view it as ‘good’ to experiment on animals instead of humans but in reality, “92 percent of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials because they are too dangerous of don’t work” ("11 facts about," 2012). Many of these experiments are unreliable because the anatomy of animals is different than that of a human....   [tags: animal activist, animals right]
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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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Animal Abuse and Neglect - Animal rights imply that animals have a right to their own life just as we do; that they are not ours to mess around with. To an extremist this argument also means we must maintain a vegetarian diet, not wearing leather or fur, and not keeping animals as pets. A moderate animal protection says that our responsibility toward animals is that we have a moral obligation not to cause them unnecessary pain. A large issue is animal testing. “More than 25 million vertebrate animals are used in testing in the United States each year....   [tags: Animal Cruelty, ASPCA] 1094 words
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Animal Experimentation Is Not Ethical! - An ongoing conflict among the human species is that of animal cruelty, whether it be by scientific experiments, tests, or research. I frequently wonder, do the individuals performing these atrocious tasks ask themselves if what he/she is doing is ethically correct. I believe that it is not right to treat animals in such an inhumane manner, but to treat them as our own kind, for they are clever, spirited beings. These helpless animals cannot defend themselves against abuse. In my opinion, it is morally appropriate to grant the same rights to animals as we human beings acquire and to end, or even just to minimize, animal cruelty in laboratories....   [tags: ethics, animal rights, rhetorical] 731 words
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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 Cruelty - The social anathema which is animal cruelty has perspired for too long a time. Elephants deserve to roam the forests and Savannahs freely instead of being killed and the later mutilated for their brilliant tusks. It has also been verified that many “elephants that perform in circuses are often kept in chains for as long as 23 hours a day from the time they are babies (Dosomething.org).” Elephants are not the only animal treated in this fashion. Furthermore, the beautiful and majestic stallion belongs on the open prairie and not locked away in a 6x4 cage, dying from starvation and thirst....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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