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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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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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Putting a Stope to Animal Testing - ... A mouse cannot speak for itself, but no living creature would willingly go through some of the horrendous procedures done on test animals. Besides, humans and animals are not alike. Where’s the reason in testing products that are designed for humans, on animals. It makes no sense. Animals are going to react different, and then what was the point in testing in the first place, if the results are misleading. Companies can still sell a product, even if it tests badly on an animal. For more accurate results, some companies grow human skin cells in a lab and test on that....   [tags: treatment, illegal, humans, animals]
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Animal Experimentation is Ethical and Necessary - Each year, more than twenty five million animals are used for scientific research in the U.S. More than ninety percent of those are mice (Ericson para 1). The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences argues that even sophisticated computers are unable to model interactions between molecules, cells, tissues, organs, organisms and the environment, as well as animals, making animal research necessary in many areas. Animal studies have been used in the past and shall continue to be used in the future for a number of applications in the field of orthopedics....   [tags: Animal Testing]
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The Barbarie of Animal Testing - ... These animals were not given any type of anesthesia for abatement. Animals and humans both feel pain in some of the same ways; in fact, their feedback in response to pain is essentially corresponding. For example, both humans and animals scream. The frequently used LD50 or Lethal Dose 50, experiment associates figuring out what chemical dosage will kill fifty percent of the animals that are being tested on. Secondly, other methods exist in today’s time that can replace the need for using animals, some of which can be more efficient and accurate....   [tags: inhumane treatment of animals] 571 words
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Animal Testing: What if You Were in Their Place? - Every year about 241,000 rabbits are tortured in United States laboratories to test for the effects that household products, such as cosmetics, dishwashing liquid, and drain cleaner will have on their eyes ("Rabbits in Laboratories | PETA.org." 1). Scientists will drip chemicals into the eyes of the animal to see how much irritation it will cause, a process known as the Draize eye irritancy test ("Rabbits in Laboratories | PETA.org." 1). The test is certainly not pain free; it often causes distress, such as redness, swelling, and sometimes blindness....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Morality of Animal Testing - Since the beginning of time animals have been sacrificed for the benefit of mankind from on a traditional altar form to the lab table. The morality of animal testing is being increasingly questioned, becoming a hot topic in the media. Where does it say that because humans can express degrees of pain it is okay to test on animals instead. Both humans and animals are not only genetically similar but structurally as well, but animals also react differently to disease. Animals are tested on because humans have a superior feeling towards them because they are able to communicate and appear differently....   [tags: animals, sacrificed, experiments]
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The Ethics of Animal Testing for Vaccine Development and Potential Alternatives - ... This drug was responsible for the deaths of more than one hundred people. This incident and other similar cases resulted in the passing of the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which required that all drugs must be tested on animals to ensure safety before they could become available.1 Such incidents emphasize the importance of animal testing with regard to human health. Once laws were set in place that required animal testing as an effort to ensure public safety, the proper treatment of these animals and issues such as animal cruelty became a greater concern....   [tags: animal abuse]
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Animal Testing and Mistreatment of Animals - ... She remembers being in shock as the doctor explained the process. The doctor believed this to be her best option in his survival. Today he is 14 years old living a normal life and has not had an operation since. We continue to live in a world where many people eat meat and lay their heads on feathered pillows without guilt. Many people consider animal testing cruel and inhumane. No matter what your stance may be on animal testing, it is important that we not permit the mistreatment or neglect of care for animals....   [tags: scientist, test, cancer] 569 words
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The Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - Introduction Each year in USA laboratories more then 100 million animals are burned, poisoned and lamed (Top 5 Shocking Animal Experimentation Facts). Each year scientists use animals in order to progress, to improve life of people and animals. However, many testing animals suffer and die. But others do not agree and support the fact that we should use animals because of advance. So what are advantages and disadvantages of using animals. This problem will be researched from different areas such as medicine, ethics and economy....   [tags: Pro Con Essays]
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Animal Testing: Should It Be Legalized? - Millions animals are being tested for medical researches and cosmetics. As animals are being locked away behind bars in cold laboratories in order to test make-up products and medicines. Most cosmetics and medical companies are using animals to test and make sure that their products do not cause allergies. Furthermore, some counties are not only allowing animal testing but they are also demanding it. For example, China would never allow a product to be used on humans unless it has been tested on animals beforehand....   [tags: product, humans, suffer, beauty, methods]
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The Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - Almost every medicine that can be found in an average person’s medicine cabinet has been tested on an animal at one point or another. A government funded corporation called the Food and Drug Administration, abbreviated as the FDA, is in charge of making sure that all drugs, cosmetics, biological products, and more are efficient, secure, and safe for human usage. The FDA will not allow any drug to be released or sold to the human population if it has not first been tested on animals. In fact, when a drug is first created it is tested on animals before humans are even allowed to test the drug at clinical trial centers....   [tags: medical, scientist, research] 2986 words
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The Negative Impact of Animal Testing - 1.2 Current Situation With the increasing number of researches increasing to take place for different purposes including industrial and health purposes, animal testing is also increasing in number. Many non governmental organisation are against animal testing and this has caused a very large impact on the opinion the society used to have towards animal testing. This has caused different people to have different personal views on animal testing. Recent studies show that about 20 million animals are being killed as they are used in animal testing (Andre & Velasquez, n.d.)....   [tags: ethical issues, incompativility ]
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Pros and Cons of Animal Testing - ... The Cons of Animal Testing Animal Experimentation has been a subject of considerable debate in the media for several years. There are many ethical and moral questions that come to one's consideration when determining whether it is worth the well-being and life of an animal to discover a satisfactory treatment for a human disease. While there are undoubtedly a number of arguments for each side of the debate, the fact remains that animal testing is a common practice in laboratories across the world....   [tags: contributions in the medical field, new treatments]
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Animal Testing Needs to be Stopped - ... Cosmetic, cleaning supplies, and other companies that do not receive government aid are not regulated on how they use animals (DeMello,Margo). There are many reports of animals showing distress chewing of their fur, pacing, and self-mutilation. Scientists have reported mice grieving after they witnessing other mice being injected with acetic acid (McCance, Dawne). Not only is animal testing inhuman it is also inaccurate at times. Animals and humans differ from each other immensely. Michael O....   [tags: Cruelty, Lab]
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The Evils of Cosmetic Animal Testing - A lot of people buy cosmetic products being ignorant to the fact that, that one product has killed a lot of animals. How would you like being sprayed with poisonous liquids, taking poisonous eye drops?, or being fed toxic substances. Cosmetic factories have been doing these inhumane things and more to innocent animals for years. According to PETA, every year, millions of animals are poisoned and killed in barbaric tests that were crudely developed as long ago as the 1920s to evaluate the toxicity of consumer products and their ingredients....   [tags: Cosmetic Products]
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Controversy and Importance of Animal Testing - Almost every person has received a vaccine in their life. Vaccines intend to protect people from serious diseases that can affect them for the rest of their lives. In order to prevent diseases from spreading, all states require proof of immunization against diseases to be able to attend school. These vaccines were not just there, someone was required to develop them. To do so, these scientists had to run tests and experiments on lab animals. Companies should not be banned from using animals in testing new products, drugs, and vaccines to determine if they are safe for human use....   [tags: Ethics, Experiment] 2090 words
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The Barbaric Nature of Animal Testing - ... Keep in mind, anesthesia is absent during these procedures. While I realize many people want their make-up, medicines, and other products they use on themselves to be tested first, it is ineffective to test on animals. A numerous amount believe that not testing new pharmaceutical products on animals is highly dangerous, when in fact animals are often poor substitutes for humans, and some compounds that may cause no harm to an animal, could have deadly effects on a human being. Between 1976 and 1985, 198 new drugs were approved for use in the United States after extensive animal testing....   [tags: experiments, abuse, medicine] 898 words
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Should Animal Testing Be Banned? - ... Animals will be locked in a small cages with a hole for the animals head to be trapped into, so they can not move around while doing the testing. Many terrible ways of completing experiments has been used on animals by pouring drain killer into the eye of animals, or putting on chemicals on shaved skin. For example, rows of rabbits are locked into restraining stocks prior to being subjected to the Draize Eye Irritancy Test (CatalanoJ, 1994). The toxicity of cosmetics and other chemical compound will be tested on their eye before products are marketed to consumers....   [tags: cruel, barbaric, painful experiments]
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The Inevitability of Animal Testing - ... Therefore, scientists conducted cloning experiments on animals. In 1996, Ian Wilmut succeeded in cloning sheep, known as Dolly by using somatic cell.After in 2005, based on Wilmut’s success, Woo-suk Hwang brought the first cloned dog Snuppy into the world. Data of cloning animals are so important because some animals, like dogs, have similar gene structure to human. By cloning experiments on animals, now humankind blazed the way for curing Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. Without practicing animal testing, mankind could not have gainvital data about cloning and medical science could not have developed....   [tags: medicine-cosmetic industry labs, research] 1066 words
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Animal Testing Should Be Outlawed - ... For example, they test to see if there are any serious side effects from a medicine that can cause serious harm on a human. Animal testing is used to see what is potentially beneficial for a human or what is potentially harmful. But if they aren’t safe on humans, then they definitely are not safe on animals. There are millions of companies and research institutions that use animal testing. They believe that the research and information gained from animal testing outweighs the harmful effects....   [tags: torture, abuse, mistreatment]
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The Truth about Animal Testing - ... Many procedures inflict pain to study its effects and remedies and "killing by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means." One of the most commonly used test is the Draize eye test, it is used by cosmetics companies to evaluate irritation caused by shampoos and other cosmetic products. The test involves rabbits being restrained with their eyelids held open by clips, sometimes for multiple days, in order to keep them from blinking away the products being tested....   [tags: cruelty and exploitation]
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The Debate Over Animal Testing - Currently there are millions of animals being used for testing for such items like make-up and hair products. When thinking about what these mice, rabbits, cats, dogs and multiple other animals have to endure for such testing it comes to mind that there has to be another way; however, there are other important testing these animals are being used for. Just like testing for cosmetics these animals are also being use for medical testing in trying to find cures for not only human diseases, but also animal illness too....   [tags: ethics, humane treatment, human cells]
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The Necessity of Animal Testing - The roots of animal experimentation began in the early 1600s when the world expressed in interests on the functions of animals and their uses in human life. However, it wasn’t until the incident regarding the drug thalidomide in 1960 did the government make it a requirement for drugs be tested on animals. During the incident, millions of women took the medication believing that it would be a source of relieve from morning sickness, not knowing however that it would cause irrevocable effects on their unborn children (Watson 4)....   [tags: Genetic Makeup, Computer Models]
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The Mistratment from Animal Testing - ... Rats and mice have nervous systems very much like our own, this is why we use them, but is their nervous system is similar to ours then they should be able to feel pain, fear, joy and other emotions, so why are they not included in the Animals protection act. There were experiments conducted at UNC Chapel Hill and the University of Utah were mice and rats were given tumors and illnesses, then they drilled holes their skulls to examine the brain. Rats and mice were also forced to stand in a heated plate to see how long it takes them to respond to the heat....   [tags: rabbits, trails, drugs, experiment] 897 words
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The Pros of Animal Testing - Albert Sabin, the developer of the polio vaccine once said, “Without animal research, polio would still be claiming thousands of lives each year.” Polio is a deadly disease caused by a virus that spreads from person to person. This infectious disease renders the brain and spinal cord helpless while also ensuring a permanent case of paralysis to the victim. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “…13,000 to 20,000 para-lytic cases were reported annually,” before the 18th century....   [tags: ethical issues, albert sabin, polio]
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Results of Animal Testing - ... Magel (Vegan Peace 2008). Animal testing has developed into a virulent outbreak in animal experimentations. Testing on animals has resulted into extensively convicted “lethal dose” evaluations, where animals are compelled to consume enormous supplies of an evaluation synthetic to establish what dose generates the end of life ("11 Facts about Animal Testing”). Animal testing results to death in animals because what the body of a human cannot handle does not determine what the body of animal can....   [tags: mistreatment and eradication of animals]
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Medical Researchers and Animal Testing - Animals are used in testing because it's the safest and most ethical way to test medicine. Would it be crueler to let animals or humans suffer. Actually, that's a trick question. Most animals do not experience the pains and agonies you are led to believe they undergo. Medical researchers say they have to use many analgesics and pain killers because if the animal is in pain, it's under so much stress and could sway test results (aalasfoundation.org). Therefore, animals are not in much pain for most tests....   [tags: ethics, cruel, pain, experience]
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The Cruelty of Animal Testing - Each year, 50 to 100 million animals are killed around the world for experimentation purposes and drug research. The AWA covered only 1,134,693 animals tested in 2010, leaving out at least 25 million that are unaccounted for by the AWA (ProCon.org). “There are many examples of humans taking advantage of their ability to dominate other species—capturing them, holding them in tiny cages, even subjecting them to artificial whiplash—to see what happens” (Driscoll et al). This was actually a real incident that occurred at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983, where monkeys were exposed to hydraulic equipment that was intended to cause whiplash; this resulted in brain damage....   [tags: experimentation, peta, humane society] 2218 words
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A Case Against Animal Testing - ... People believe there is no other way to experiment except on animals since, chimpanzees share 99% of their DNA with humans, and mice are 98% genetically similar to humans. All mammals, including humans, come from common ancestors, and all have the same set of organs that function the same way. On the other hand animals are very different from human beings and therefore make poor test subjects. The metabolism differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings. Paul Furlong, Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging at Aston University, states that "it's very hard to create an animal model that even equates closely to what we're trying to achieve in the human"(Paul F...   [tags: abuse, exploitation, inhumane treatment]
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Animal Testing Should Continue - ... (www.pro-test.org.uk ) At the end of 19th century several deadly diseases immerged such as smallpox, rabies, plague, cholera and typhoid. As a result of vaccinations developed using animal testing. In addition, the experiments saved millions of people worldwide (www.historyofvaccines.org). The work of Louis Pasteur and others inspired many modern scientist to establish the causes of virus and developed vaccines for numerous of infectious disease. His investigation heavily relied on animal experimentation....   [tags: medication, experiments of animals] 872 words
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Wat is Animal Testing? - What is animal testing. Animal testing is the use of living animals to performed research into the basics of biology and diseases assessing the effectiveness of new medical products(Humane Society International). But many debating has been done over animal testing, people are either in favor or against the use of animals for medical research. Many say that the use of animals is important for the advancement in medical research, without the use of animals medicine, treatment for cancer, antibiotics for infection, vaccines to help prevent deadly diseases and new technics for transplant would not exists and safe life.(pro-test) As Former UK Officer Minister Joan Ryan quoted “Animals research...   [tags: living animals, research, experiments]
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An Argument Against Animal Testing - There have been many attempts to validate the case against animal rights. It has been perceived that humans are separate beings from animals not only on a physical level, but also through rational autonomy and morality. There is a forgotten aspect in this argument though. Within society there are many people who do not have these qualities, including the mentally disabled and babies (Singer). This creates the assumption that to consider animals deficient of rights is to insinuate that the mentally disabled and babies are void of rights as well....   [tags: Rational Autonomy, Morality]
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Animal Testing's Contribution to World Population Advances - ... Animal testing is, according to the dictionary "the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, especially for purposes of determining the safety of substances such as foods or drugs" and development projects is not the act of violence. Next, the definition of animal cruelty is "the crime of inflicting physical pain, suffering or death on an animal, usually a tame one, beyond necessity for normal discipline. It can include neglect that is so monstrous (withholding food and water) that the animal has suffered, died or been put in imminent danger of death"....   [tags: animal cruelty and abuse] 790 words
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We Must Search for Alternatives to Animal Testing - Polio was once rampant all over the world and President Roosevelt, among many others , fought the war with this disease. Dr. Jonas Salk was the one who discovered a cure for this disease thanks to animal research but is animal research always beneficial. “Treat others as you would want to be treated,” is what the Golden Rule has taught us for many years. Should we not treat animals the same way we want to be treated in return. The topic of animals being used in medical research has been controversial for many years....   [tags: Alternatives to Animal Research]
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Is Animal Testing Necessary? - Throughout the years animal rights groups and organizations have frowned upon animal experiments. Animal testing has been thought to be inhumane and cold-hearted to animals. Because of these accusations medical researchers have to suffer threats from individuals and the media. If animal testing weren’t allowed would that be a drawback in advancement in medical research. Animal testing is beneficial to people because these trails lead to improvements in medical research. Animal experiments have led to finding new cures and vaccines to fatal illnesses....   [tags: research, science, inhumane] 2044 words
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Animal Testing is Cruel - ... First off let's get through a few basic facts. Animal testing costs over $136 billion dollars annually for the American public, so animal testing is actually very expensive. There are almost 400 known alternatives for animal testing being considered. Only 2% of human diseases are recorded inside of the animal kingdom. Everyone, whether they are for or against animal testing, are very biased about their ideas but I will also tell you about the valuable things that are generated from animal testing....   [tags: cure for cancer, hiv, aids] 1324 words
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Animal Testing Is Wrong - Animal testing has been around since the third and fourth centuries BC, when it was performed by Greek philosopher-physicians. However, it is unknown when people began to question this process. In today’s society, the idea of testing products on animals has become more and more controversial with numerous groups being created and becoming even more vocal. While people will decide for themselves where they stand in this argument, I would hope that most would agree that animal abuse is wrong. So, if animal abuse is wrong and animal testing can be, and usually is, much more painful and severe than animal abuse; why can’t people agree on the subject of animal testing....   [tags: anatomy, greek philosopher]
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Alternative to Animal Testing - Alternatives to Animal Testing Animal testing has become a controversial issue among many people in the world today. Some of these people involved in this controversial debate believe that animal testing is unethical and should be replaced by other methods. The other group of people in this debate believe that animal testing is necessary in order to research new products that cannot be tested on humans. Traditional animal testing forces animals to undergo numerous experiments for different forms of research....   [tags: science, unethical issues, inhumane treatment]
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History of Animal Testing - ... English physician William Harvey discovered that the heart, and not the lungs circulated blood around the body. He found this as a result of his experimentation on live animals. Since 1948, animals have been used in a space program in the US, for testing aspects of space travel. Since the Vietnam War, animals have also been used in military training. Every year, over 25 million animals are used in a series of different experiments. Some include cosmetics and biomedical experimentation. Invertebrates are much more common than vertebrates in animal testing....   [tags: experiments, immune system, diseases] 520 words
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Animal Testing is Wrong! - Picture yourself in a testing laboratory; needles, drugs, and knives pointed in your direction with you having no idea what’s going on around you, this is how animals everyday are treated, we have to stop this now. Millions of animals are killed in laboratories everyday with no chance to object to what the testers are about to do to them. Animals feel as much pain as humans do so why does it make it okay to test on them when they are so alike to humans. Every day people test makeup, shampoos, and medicines on animals, the strange thing is that animals have different skin, hair, and internal organs than humans have....   [tags: Argumentative Essay, Persuasive Essay]
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We Need Animal Testing - In 2001, a 54-year-old man lay in the hospital waiting to die. After he had a massive heart attack in 1993, his life was not the same. He was forced to quit his job as a nurse to relieve some of the stress on his heart. Over the years, his condition continued to worsen. Chuck Reynolds went into the hospital in April of 2001 for an evaluation, and on June first the cardiologist told him he was not stable enough to go home. Reynolds was put on a waiting list for a heart transplant. He spent the next three months of his life in a hospital bed attached to machines while the hospital staff struggled to keep his heart beating long enough to receive the transplant....   [tags: research and development projects] 2205 words
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The Animal Testing Controversy - ... “The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for enforcing provisions of the AWA, and the National Institute of Health reviews and approves biomedical research protocols with respect to the use of animals” (“At Issue: Animal Experimentation”). “Every single animal research project must be approved by Home Office inspectors who are all doctors and vets, and by local ethical review committees” ( Pruce 8). Morality of animal testing is scarce....   [tags: cruelty, research, disease]
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The Controversy of Testing on Animals - The Controversy of Testing on Animals Facilities that use animals for teaching, experimentations, surgery or testing purposes are known as research facilities. Currently, there are twelve animal research facilities in the state of Alabama ("General Information on Animal Research"). There are many different reasons why animals are used for research. Animals are used to test the products used in cosmetics, for biomedical research, for military defense and food production. Many people including the general public, scientists and government officials do not necessarily agree to the terms and conditions to which these animals are used for testing The optimistic viewpoints for animal testing ar...   [tags: Animal Testing, Medicine, Cosmetics]
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Animal Testing is Wrong - Animal testing is an unnecessary and cruel act. There are more reasonable actions we could take in the science field when it comes to experimentation. Simulations and non-animal based lab experiments such as in-vitro research, advanced technology, and epidemiology can be used instead of live animal subjects. The U.S. Congress passed the Animal Welfare Act in 1966 to guarantee the well-being of animals used in laboratory research, excluding birds and mice. The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accountable for enforcing requirements of the AWA, and the National Institutes of Health reviews and approves biomedical research procedures with respect to the...   [tags: ethical issues, cruel act]
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Medical Testing on Prisoners, Not Animals - Medical testing is a common thing. Everybody knows the importance of it. The thing is not everybody knows how a lot of the experiments are conducted. For the people who do not know animals are abused and mistreated for the sake of medical research every day. Even though animal research has played a key role in the advancement of medicine it is still inhuman, because only 6% of animals are used for medical testing. (About My Planet) Prisoners should be used in the place of animals for the advancement of medical history....   [tags: Science Experiments, Animal Testing]
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Animal Testing and In Vitro Testing as a Replacement - In the past, animals have been subjected to inhumane and often unnecessary tests to determine the lethality of chemical-containing drugs and products. Such experimental procedures have angered animal rights enthusiasts and made many question the usefulness of such testing. Typically, the information received from toxicity tests on animals cannot adequately predict the effects that new drugs and products will have on humans. Thus, the recent progression of in vitro and in silico assays has benefited not only lab rodents, but researchers alike....   [tags: Rights, Inhumane] 977 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 - Canary in the kitchen detects carbon monoxide. Animal testing must be banned for unnecessary tests. Animals should not be guinea pigs. Animals still feel the pain when they are injected with medicine just like humans. Humans can defend themselves and stop the pain, but the animals get strapped down and cannot move. It is better to have tests run on animals because animals will help find cures faster. Animal testing must be banned for unnecessary tests because a lot of animals are dying for no reason....   [tags: Science Experiments, Animals, Guinea Pigs] 1238 words
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Animal Testing Discussion - The major ancient philosophers, Thomas Aquinas and Rene Descartes, argue that animals lack a moral status because they do not engage in rational thought, are not conscious, and do not behave morally (Wilson, 2001). However, contrary to their beliefs, non-human animals do display the characteristics that Aquinas and Descartes claim qualifies humans for a moral status. In this paper, I will argue that animals should have an equal moral status to that of humans. This is due to the lack of relevant differences between humans and animals in the areas of thinking rationally, having a conscience, and behaving morally....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Animal Ethics] 2305 words
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What Gives Us the Privilege? : Animal Rights - After an incident in 1933 involving the blinding of seventeen women from a mascara product, the U.S. congress passed the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938, which stated that products must be deemed safe for human use before being sold. This was the beginning of animal testing (Cruelty-Free Labeling). Most companies use animal testing, which ensures their product is safe for consumer use. Animal testing is a very controversial topic due to the fact that the knowledge and research gained through the tests is tremendous....   [tags: Animal Testing, Animal Rights]
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Animal Testing - Animals have long sense been a part of human life. The dog for example is thought to have been the first animal to be domesticated by humans, sometime around 13,000–10,000 B.C., from wolves. It is not known for sure how humans gained the trust of the Canines but in any event they did, and soon found dogs to be reliable companions. Animals have aided us any many ways, from offering protection and companionship. They should be respected and loved for loyalty; however it has been a very common practice to test household items, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products on animals for a very long time....   [tags: Contemporary Moral Issues] 621 words
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Animal Testing - Animal testing has been going on for decades all around the world. Increasingly however, more and more protests have been happening against animal testing. People from countries all over the world have started noticing and are working towards banning animal testing but not all people have this view point. This essay will be discussing the negative effects of animal testing and why it should be banned. So first of all, what is animal testing. Animal testing is the use of animals in experiments and development products used to determine toxicity, dosing and efficiency of the tested drugs before proceeding to human clinical trials....   [tags: experiments, laboratories, inhumane treatment]
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Animal Testing - People are selfish. There are incredibly few if not absolutely no selfless people. The easiest way for someone to get ahead is at the expense of someone or something else. Animal testing came from this selfishness. It also came from the very biased view that humans are better than other species. Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. If someone did some of the things done in animal testing on a human that person would probably get the death penalty, or at least go to jail for a very long time. By combing the internet and explaining how animal testing is immoral by what people do to the animals, inaccurate because of failure of animal tests to predict accurate results in humans, and has nothin...   [tags: genetic manipulation, drugs, inhumane acts]
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Animal Testing - The ethics behind using animals for experiments and tests has been questioned and debated for years. Many people believe that animal experimentations can be crucial towards medical breakthroughs such as the cure for cancer, HIV/AIDS or asthma. Meanwhile others argue that animals that are used to test cosmetics such as make-up and perfumes are inhuman because is not going to help improve the human race. Animals suffer through multiple types of torture such as being forced to ingest poisonous chemicals, blinded, burned, stapled, and infected with disease viruses....   [tags: ethics, experimentation, cosmetics, medicine]
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Animal Testing - Animal testing are experiments used on animal for scientific research. In 1981 Roger Sperry, David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel were awarded a Nobel Prize for research in brain function by studying monkeys. Roger W Sperry found out that nerves linking and both hemispheres of the brain could be tempered with, without causing any life threatening events. Many animals are very similar to humans and by studying the brains of monkeys Roger W Sperry made a huge discovery about the human brain for mankind....   [tags: scientific research, ethics]
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Why Animal Testing Should be Illegal? - Have you ever heard of the phrase, “ don't do things to others that you wouldn't want upon yourself”. That is exact attitude that should go towards animals when we test on them. We put animals in laboratories and perform tests on them that we would never dream of, or even allow doing on humans. Animal testing should be made illegal for our safety and to spare animals the pain that animal testing brings. Animal testing is bad science, dangerous to both humans and animals, and immoral....   [tags: laboratories, animals, immorality, chemicals]
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Cruel and Inhuman ways of Animal Testing - Animal testing is a cruel and inhumane action that humans cause by holding different kinds of animals captive in small cells and testing dangerous and toxic chemicals on them. “More than 100 million animals are poisoned, burned, crippled,and abused in other ways in the U.S labs each year” (PETA Top Five Shocking) because they are being tested. Dangerous and toxic chemicals are tested on the animals to make sure it won’t harm humans. Some animals don’t last very long because the chemicals kill them very quickly and painfully....   [tags: cleaning products, animals, cosmetic act]
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Animal Rights: Do They Deserve Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness? - ... Instead of finding a common ground for the wellbeing of animals activists go to the extreme. Extreme activism such as breaking the law, destruction, threats or outrageous statements does not urge people to want to listen without thinking majority of animal activist are senseless. For example Lee and Ames noted that in 2004 Jerry Vlasak went so far as to say “Killing ten or fifteen researchers would be worth saving the lives of a million animals.” The reason why majority of animal right activists are entirely against animals being used in testing and experiments is understandable, but likewise the reason that scientist feel that animal testing is an essential....   [tags: animal testing, animal abuse]
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Animal Testing Used to Aid Human Development Should Be Decreased to a Minimum - ... This amount does not include animals that have been purposely bred to be used in experiments or the animals turned down for not being adequate. If these animals were also included in the annual statistics, the number of animals used in experiments would increase by millions. These innocent creatures have to suffer for the benefits of humans. Animal testing has assisted in the improvement of the duration and the condition of our lives. The most important benefit to humans from animal testing is the medical advancements....   [tags: animal abuse, animal rights] 843 words
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Animal Testing Proposal - Millions of animals are being unneedlessly tested on for cosmetics, even though there are plenty of alternatives available and most of the results are unreliable or not applicable to humans. Although the fight against animal testing has made huge progress recently, America has yet to stop this cruel practice and chooses to torture animals while other countries are making a stop to the testing (“Animal Testing 101”). Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and other animals are locked inside cold, barren cages in laboratories across the country....   [tags: Cruelty, Cosmetics]
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Animal Testing Regarding Ethical Issues - Imagine, spending your entire life as a hospital patient. Instead of being treated and taken care of you are being deliberately harmed. You are completely defenseless. Every day you experience discomfort, pain, and stress. Never to see sunlight, and you are completely deprived of the world. Spending your days locked inside of gray, dingy walls with absolutely nothing to do. This describes the life of an animal in a testing laboratory. It is a horrid life to live. Twenty-five million animals endure this testing each year, and 90% of them are rats, mice, and birds....   [tags: thalidomide, animals, stress experiments]
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Animal Experimentation Description and Analysis - Animal testing has been the primary source of testing for diseases, as well as for finding treatments for many years. Often times, these animals are given different medications in various doses without a thought that they are living, breathing creatures just like humans. The end result is usually a small break in medicine and a large number of innocent animals losing their lives. Animal experimentation should not be allowed because the way animals are treated is inhumane, the experiments are wasteful and unreliable, and there are other alternatives that do not harm animals....   [tags: animal testing, animal dealers, animals]
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The Differences in Human and Animal Genes - ... Modern technology diminished radiation exposure to astronauts, thus proving Nasa’s experiment useless and only damages the animal. The methods scientists and researchers use for testing medicine dates back to the middle of the 1900s, and with todays technology, the methods service decreases. The strength of the medicine today contrast with the ones in the 1940s, which increases the difficulty of relying on animals reactions to certain medicines. For example, “in the monoclonal drug trial in which tests on monkeys at 500 times the standard dose failed to predict the monstrous effects on the human trial volunteers” because the medicine advances and the animals reactions follows and adapts...   [tags: animal testing, cosmetics, animals] 755 words
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Animal Testing: Alternatives - Although animal testing was a main component for the facilitation of medical research in the past, it is no longer necessary due to the option of alternate testing methods. Animals that fall victim to the mercy of animal research are subject to experimentation for the purpose of manufacturing harmless products (McKnight 2). Cell cultures, the MIMIC system, TraumaMan, in vitro, and human volunteers are substitutes for this inhumane procedure (Sullivan 4; “PCRM Scientists Educate” 10). Animal testing is a cruel, outmoded method that sacrifices the lives of innocent animals, despite the availability of humane alternatives....   [tags: medical research, ethical and moral duty]
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Medicine: Animal Testing - Without animal testing, many of the medicines humans use today for basic survival such as the insulin used for diabetics would not exist. Basic operations would not be possible and America would never have landed a man on the moon if it were not for the ape we sent there first. Evidence of experiments and dissections done on animals can be seen as far back as 500 BC. Famous scientists such as Aristotle, who is said to be the originator of biological studies, performed experiments on living animals that gave mankind the basis of anatomy....   [tags: small feeder mouse, inhumane treatment, labs]
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The Safety of Humans at the Expense of Animal Testing - ... Almost all of the animals used are rodents, birds, and fish. Overall the number of millions of animals killed in testing only sounds big when the numbers of animals used for food or killed from hunting are not put next to it. Animal testing makes up only a small percentage of the animals killed every year. If animal testing were outlawed, either humans would need to take their place or other expensive alternatives that would lead to more expensive products in stores. Peoples opinions would change if there were pictures of people that were suffering bodily harm from products that were sold without testing or testing the product themselves....   [tags: rights, euthanization] 620 words
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Stop Animal Testing - When you wash your hair, apply lotion, or even use body wash when you shower, do you feel safe. Do you trust that these products are not going to eat at your skin, or that they may cause balding. Well, with most products you do not have to worry about that, most of these products are tested on poor innocent animals. Could you ever imagine being locked in cold cages, all alone, not knowing when you will be pulled out to be tested on, poked and prodded on, or even possibly killed depending on what the product is and how reactive it is....   [tags: experimentation, toxins, cosmetics] 549 words
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Use of Animal in Scientific Research - “Maybe not wrong for everyone---it was clearly a complicated and individual choice---but wrong for me” (McCarthy 638). The use of animals in scientific research provokes ethical issues and casts doubt on the reliability of using animals in testing. Alternatives to animal testing are accessible and should be used instead of living animals. The personal choices dealing with animal testing proposes ethical issues that make people use their intuition. The preservation of life is choice. Poste says, “A hallmark of humanity is our ability to care about other species” (Poste)....   [tags: Animal Testing, Alternatives]
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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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Taking a Stand Against Animal Testing - Save a Life Every year millions of animals suffer from animal testing. These animals suffer cruel abuse at the hands of humans, the very hands that are suppose to be compassionate and be their voice. These animals are treated like trash and disposed of when testing is complete or die from the cruel nature of the test. It is time to take a stand against animal experiments and tests, it has been proven to have no benefit to humans and there are alternatives that are less costly and do not require inhumane acts of cruelty on animals....   [tags: cruel abuse, experimentation, labs]
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Can Animal Testing Be Eliminated Someday? - ... Now, this still doesn’t excuse the fact that animals are suffering, without pain relief, and or any comfort. This is why researchers should stop the brutality of animal testing, and try a more gentle approach. My plan would consist of three research facilities instead of hundreds. The plan would make one of them for the tests and the other two would be for creating solutions to help the animals and have a mating facility, or a indoor habitat, so they can have enough animals to let back into the wild and raise for testing....   [tags: chemicals, harm, pain, experiments] 960 words
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Against Animal Testing - Animal testing has started long back in the ancient Greek times. Greek physician Galen dissected animals, this became known as vivisection, which he studied. Since then animal testing has long grew. Over the many years our people have been either against or with animal testing. Animal testing has been an issue that has been occurring for many years and will continue into our future. Over the years our culture has created organizations for people both sides of this topic trying to convince others to be choosing a side....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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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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Against Animal Testing - We all have a pet either is a dog named spot or a cat named fluffy would you wont some one to test medicine or cosmetic on your pet so why let them on some one else. Today I am going to tell you why animals testing is wrong, what the drug and cosmetic companies do to these poor creatures. Drug testing on animals is unnecessary because animal‘s body never reacts to drug like humans. Drug and cosmetic companies are the biggest animal tester. They have a lot of drug recalled because animal testing didn’t show that they where harmful....   [tags: Animal Cruelty] 779 words
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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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The Use of Animal Research - How will animal research tell us the outcomes of the human body. How can we live longer and healthier lives with the use of animals. Do animals have a link to the human body that we are able to prove that trying new drugs or new cosmetics will be a benefit for us. I disagree. I believe we test on animals to figure out what are the possible outcomes for humans; however, the use of animals is cruel and unnecessary because they do not have a similar body system as humans do. We use at least a millions animals such as: mice, rats, rabbits, primates and even household pets like cats and dogs (Animal Testing 101)....   [tags: animal testing, smallpox]
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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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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? - 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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