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Animals In Our Society - ... Are we sure what to say about a society that listens, and responds to spokescreatures?. Perhaps we find them more credible than spokespersons. Advertisers have long used animals to symbolize certain qualities in their products and services. And as we have learned in this class, the newest trend, particularly in television advertising, animals are being given certain “personalities” that use humor to sell goods outside the realm of say just pet products. One of the reasons for this, in my opinion, is for the simple fact that people can turn people off, but who wouldn’t pay attention to an adorable mutt or a monkey....   [tags: Marketing Animals]
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Innate Behaviors in Animals - Ever wonder how animals know so much. It’s simple. It’s all according to how they act and what they know. When an animal is born it has instincts. These instincts help the creature survive and cause them to behave certain ways. This is called Innate behaviors. Although, some things animals have been taught. Unlike Innate behaviors whereas it comes from the genes, other behaviors have to be learned. They are called Learned behaviors. Together, Innate and Learned behaviors can prove that animals are smarter then most people think....   [tags: Innate behaviors, animals, ] 709 words
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Animals In Buddhism - When my family first arrived in the dirty city of Bangkok, one of the first things my little sister asked me was “Why are there so many dogs everywhere?” Being the dog lover that she is, she was extremely disappointed to learn that these dogs were not only nobody’s pets, but that she also couldn’t pet them unless she wanted to get some weird fungus or sickness on the first couple days of her vacation. As I explained to them that the reason for all the dogs was because Thailand is mainly Buddhist and it is not in their fashion to kill these dogs, they still had a hard time accepting this fact seeing how miserable many of them look....   [tags: Animals Buddhism Karma] 1918 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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Animals - ... The current extinction is not being caused by natural factors, but by us. “Rates of species extinction have increased rapidly since the early Holocene epoch, chiefly due to activities of humans; further acceleration of extinction rates began approximately 1600 AD, with the onset of accelerated human population growth and expanded scope of agriculture” (Hogan 1). We have caused this destruction by overfishing/hunting, destroying habitats, increasing global warming with fossil fuels and pollution, and a general disregard for the rest of the life on Earth (Coyne 1)....   [tags: Environment, Natural Disasters, Extinction] 801 words
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Better Treatment of Animals Will Help us to Remain Human - ... Center for disease control and prevention found the incidence of leukemia among residents in an area near one tannery in Kentucky was five times the U.S. average (PETA). Runoffs from feedlots and dairy farms also create a major source of water pollution. Most leather produced in the U.S. and around the world is chrome tanned. All waste containing chromium is considered hazardous by the environmental protection agency. A chrome tanning facility wastes nearly 15,000 gallons of water and produces up to 2,200 pounds of “solid waste” such as: hair, flesh and trimmings for every tons of hides that it processes....   [tags: Ethical Treatment of Animals]
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My Response to Jeremy Rifkin's "A Change of Heart about Animals" - Jeremy Rifkin in the article " A Change of Heart about Animals" argues on the fact that as incredible as it sounds, many of our fellow creatures as like us in so many ways. For example, in a movie named Paulie a young girl that suffers autism gets attached to a parrot. The girl struggles to talk but she just can't. Time passes by and then the girl starts talking because the parrot helped her. An incident happened so the little girl's parents decide to let the parrot go. The parrot ends up in an animal testing lab but somehow he managed to escape....   [tags: Jeremy Rifkin, Change of Heart about Animals, anim] 541 words
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Animals in Georgia - ... Animals such as the gray bats, manatees, false killer whales, wood rabbits, and other rare species are endangered as a result of the human’s overhunting activities (Golley 1962). One solution to save these rare species is sending them back to their natural habitats. This way the animals can adapt to their area and make a family, so the population can slowly progress. Many of these animals were brought over by the European, or Asian countries, which gives them a little background culture to their scientific name....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Captive Animals - ... However, zoos knew that stopping extinction would not be a walk in the park, but they are still doing their best against these troubling odds, and sixteen saved populations is a way better accomplishment than just watching as animals struggle to maintain their rightful place on Earth. No matter how negative people talk, zoos are still the ones out in this tough world trying to make a difference. Zoos should not only be known for holding animals captive, because they are also working extremely hard to make sure that animals will always have a future on Earth....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Using Animals Symbolically by Using Poetic Devices - Using Animals Symbolically by Using Poetic Devices I will be discussing the ways in which the poets use animals symbolically by using poetic devices. The three poems that I have chosen are “The Tyger” by William Blake, “The Eagle” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Lastly, Pied Beauty by Gerard Manley Hopkins. Alfred Lord Tennyson has used an image of an eagle to give the reader an image of a man standing on a cliff top waiting for his world to fall around him. He is in a desolate area; there is no society near him “ringed with the azure world....   [tags: Poetry Animals Poems Writing Literature Essays] 639 words
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Independence of Animals - Independence of Animals In the novel, “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, a group of animals in a farm takes over the farm from the men and makes it into their own farm where they can run however they want without humans. This book is very interesting because Orwell uses ironies and this story reminds me of Russian Revolution. This novel tells about animals’ struggling for freedom and independence. One of the main characters, a hoarse named Boxer, is incredibly strong, passionate, and loyalty. Among the animals, Boxer is the hardest worker no matter how the surroundings went....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 564 words
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Rodeo Animal Safety - ... The rules they have are designed to help prevent cruelty or mistreatment (Livestock 1). Some people use equine chiropractors, dentists, and acupuncturists to make the animals feel as good as we want to feel. For a lot of animals rodeo is a way of survival. Most would be in the slaughterhouse or destroyed if not for rodeo. The PRCA’s rules are there to make sure the animals are properly cared for and taken care of if an accident should happen. Anti-rodeo organizations argue that calf roping, bull ridding, and bronco ridding cause death or injury to many of the animals....   [tags: Animals]
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Animals and Man - ... To then suggest that God prefers the souls of man over the souls of other beings is highly uncharacteristic of a God who “acts in the most perfect manner, not only metaphysically, but also morally speaking” (1). I will argue in the subsequent essay that humans and animals are equal; God, acting in a morally perfect manner, loves all creatures equally. Leibniz develops his aforementioned beliefs (that man is superior to and has dominion over all other creatures) on the foundation that our “minds are made in” the image of God (40)....   [tags: Analysis, G.W. Leibniz] 1638 words
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The "Language" of Animals - ... The lexicons used to decipher language add entries into our consciousness that deal with pronunciation, spelling and speech portions for every word stored. Because much of human speech has to do with words rather than just sounds, humans have trouble deciphering animal communications in this way (Willingham, 2007). From birth to age 16 language formation and learning comes easy, but someplace around 16 years of age the ability to learn a language drops off significantly. There is a study that was concluded by Jackie Johnson and Elissa Newport that involved Asian refugees to America that speaks about the phenomena of language learning being easier from birth to age 16....   [tags: Zoology]
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Animals' Right to Life - ... Cohen’s argument is misguided and in many respects false, where just because animals cannot respond or claim their right does not mean they are not entitled to the basic right of life. According to Cohen, “animals do not have such moral capacities. They are not morally self-legislative, cannot possibly be members of a truly moral community, and therefore cannot possess rights.” (Cohen, Page 95). Again, Cohen fails to recognize well accepted scientific principals of biology, ecology, and animal behavior, including those animals can also create their own communities and a lot of them function in a government type of structure such as bees and ants that have a queen or a king in their community....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Negative Impact of Animals - ... According to Baucom and de Roode’s (2011), humans can reduce the growth of harmful parasites due to the fact that they have resistant mechanism such as tolerance. Since tolerance increases the prevalence of parasites, researchers suggested that resistance will reduce the negative fitness of parasites. Animals do not have resistance to help them reduce the growth of parasites. Parasites can cause people or animals to behave negatively in a way that the hosts have no control over themselves because the nature of parasites is to move from one host to the next successfully (Olsen, 1962)....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Animals: Companions, Not Research Tools - ... HIV/AIDS research aided the creation of the Cat leukemia vaccine. Animals played an important role in the development of treatments for diabetes and heart disease. (Researchers and Institutions, 2011) While these things are a vital part in health care, there are times when animal research failed. The Medical Research Modernization Committee talks about multiple instances where animal research hindered reliable results. Cigarettes and their link to cancer, alcohol and its link to Cirrhosis, the animal model of polio that gave incorrect results; these were all cases where the animal model did not compare correctly to the human model....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Unethical Treatment of Animals - ... The American Buffalo once roamed the countryside; their numbers were numerous. “Rapid American expansion in the West in less than fifty years caused catastrophic results for the great animal called the American bison (Bowlus, 2003, para.11).” The buffalo were nearly extinct because the settlers were making a profit off this once abundant animal. They sold the meat, the hides for clothing and leather, the horns for arrows, and the teeth for ornaments. A species that numbered in the tens of thousands was reduced to less than 200 for the sake of profit....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Use of Animals in Research - In March 1980, there emerged a group called PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This group, founded by Alex Pacheco and Ingrid Newkirk, fights against the use of animals for research. PETA became a well known name between 1981 and 1990 when they went up against IBR, Institute for Behavioral Research. In the book Monkey Business, the story is told of the ten year battle between PETA and IBR. “Through it all, the Silver Spring Monkeys would remain the most important symbol for the growing animal rights movement” (Guillermo 12)....   [tags: Animal Rights] 815 words
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Ethical Actions Towards Animals - ... If Trouble had a right to obtain a financial trust fund then one would suspect that animal rights should be obtained just as easily. Activists have debated with the government for animals to possess the right to be treated humanely, for over two centuries. The claim that since animals possesses a similar ability to suffer and feel pain, like humans, has been ignored by wrong doers. It’s a proven fact that if you were to pinch an animal of any kind you would see a reaction, though; it would be a different reaction than the one a human would give....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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The Use of Animals in Biomedical Research - ... Sentience or the mere capacity to feel pleasure and pain is sufficient to confer moral status on a being. In arguing that sentient animals merit such a consideration, Bentham says that “the question is not, Can they reason nor Can they talk. But, Can they suffer.” More recently, Tom Regan made a similar point. He argues that if a theory deems human pain and suffering morally valuable, but denies the moral relevance of animal pain and suffering, then it seems to be rationally defective. Pain is pain, and pain is in itself undesirable, to whomever it may occur, whether animal or human....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Should Animals Have Rights? - Should animals have rights. They can almost be compared to humans due to the fact that they have a heart, they can walk, and they can communicate with others. However, animals don’t necessarily kill humans for food like we kill them for food. So, in many minds, animals are not comparable to humans. But, should animals still have rights. Is it really morally acceptable to kill animals for food. Some people believe that killing animals is unacceptable. They believe that violates animal rights if such rights existed....   [tags: Animal Rights] 998 words
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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 are that it assists researchers in finding drugs and treatments to advance health and medicine....   [tags: Animal Testing, Medicine, Cosmetics]
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Upgrading Sanctuaries for Animals - ... He grabbed the dog, got into his truck and left. At the next intersection, he threw the dog out of the truck and ran over him, crushing him beneath the tires, leaving the shelter employees to clean up the animal’s remains (PETA 7). People are really going to the extreme to ‘get rid of’ their animals that they can’t take care of. If you can’t take care of your pet anymore, do not just go out and kill it out of the blue. This man took his dog to a shelter that didn’t have room. He could have taken the dog to another shelter or someone’s’ house, there was no reason at all for this man to kill his dog....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animals Have Rights Too - Most human beings are inherently speciesist; meaning that they believe one species is superior to another. (Singer, Peter. Animal Liberation. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2009. 6. Print.) It can be argued that this is just an expansion of the hardship of human equality, and just as we were once desensitized to others race or gender, we are now doing the same to animals. In addition, we don’t give much thought to what goes on beyond our own little bubble. We don’t care how our food got there; we just want it....   [tags: Animal Rights] 493 words
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Do Animals Have Minds? - Humans have for centuries pondered on the mind, its existence, its beginning, it’s limit, it’s substance, and fought many different arguments against them all. But how do we know if any animals have a mind. Is intelligence unique to humans. Professor Donald Griffin has pointed out that “consciousness is not a tidy all-or-nothing entity, it varies with age, culture, experience and gender. And if animals have conscious experiences, these presumably vary widely as well.” If humans have minds, it must be possible that animals also have minds....   [tags: zoology, animal psychology] 765 words
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The Aesthetic Value of Animals - will argue in favour of Russow’s claim that the aesthetic value we have for a species is actually the aesthetic value we have for individuals of that species. Aesthetic value cannot apply to a species because the term species is just a word to categorize the individual members within it. Just like it would be wrong to apply aesthetic value to the word impressionist painting, instead you would apply the aesthetic value to individual works of art that fall into that category. Therefore when speaking of why we must morally protect a species, it is for the aesthetic value of the individual animals and not the whole species....   [tags: zoology, animal science] 680 words
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History of Dogs - Miacis was a weasel sized small carnivore that lived forty million years ago in the Eocene Period. Miacis is believed to be the oldest ancestor of the present day dogs. Six forms and millions of years later the wild ancestor of dogs, wolves arrived. The wolves would follow hunters, leading to the hunter's befriendment of the wolves and their domestication. "The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." States Stanley Coren who is a dog psychologist....   [tags: Animals] 912 words
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Why Adopt a Shelter or Rescue Dog - ... Despite this belief, many dogs become orphans due to circumstances beyond their control and only 30% are reunited with their original owners (“Pet Statistics,”). Over the course of 2011, “the Humane Society of the United States had joined other agencies in helping more than 2,000 animals in disaster situations” (“Into the Disaster,” 2011). Studies have shown that the dogs that are given a second chance in a forever home “seem to want to please as much as possible to make sure they are never homeless again” (“Home for disposable,”)....   [tags: Animals]
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The Natural History of Ursus Arctos - ... The problem with 4 separate habitats is that there is no genetic flow between these sites. Brown Bears settle in a variety of habitats, ranging from the mountains to the deserts. Traditionally in North America they settle in open areas like the tundra alpine meadows or coastlines. The primary settlement for the Brown Bear is somewhere that is well covered for shelter during the day. The Brown Bears territory is unfortunately diminishing year by year. They are only found in 2% of their former range and that is due to the increase of industrialization....   [tags: Animals]
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The Rhodesian Ridgeback - The Rhodesian Ridgeback originated in South Africa. He was developed in the 1800s from the crossing of European dogs brought by settlers and native dogs from the Khoi-Khoi tribe. A hundred years later a formidable hunting dog had evolved. One that had the instincts, endurance, intelligence, strength and ferocity to be at home in the hostile jungle environment and hunt big game such as lions, wild boars and baboons. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is not a suitable breed for a novice. They are extremely strong willed and determined and need an experienced solid pack leader who will train, socialize and exercise them appropriately....   [tags: Animals ] 636 words
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Dogs Encourage Better Health - ... "The ownership of a dog can also lead to increases in physical activity and facilitate the development of social contacts, which may enhance both physiological and psychological human health in a more indirect manner." Studies in Germany, Australia, and China point to dog ownership as sound public policy. An examination of Chinese women (men were excluded) reported increased exercise, fewer doctor visits, and diminished use of sick days at work when a dog is present in the home. Australian and German dog owners were found to use free governmental health services less than the general populace....   [tags: Animals] 1329 words
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Dolphins - ... It is located at the center of the back. The dorsal fin also helps maintain balance as a dolphin swims. The round region of a dolphin's forehead is called the melon. In front of the melon, the bottlenose dolphin has a clear snout like projection. The teeth are narrowed and interlocked. The teeth are used to grasp food. A bottlenose dolphin has 18 to 26 teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaws, which a total of 70 to 104 teeth. A tooth's diameter is about 1 cm (0.4 in.). Dolphin teeth are not replaced....   [tags: Animals]
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Horses of the Wild West and the World - ... Today, there are 2-3,000 horses on the island, divided among different stallions. The horses’ coat color is mainly bay, followed by chestnut, but there are also some palominos, browns, and blacks. The horses stand around 14 hands, and are still acknowledged for being one of the toughest breeds in the world. The islands of Chincoteague and Assateague are inhabited by wild stock. Majority of the ponies live on Assateague, which is now a National Park. In 1933 the islands were managed by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department, who looked after the well-being of the ponies....   [tags: Animals]
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Animals’ Rights? - Animals’ Rights. Animals flock about nature going on with their daily lives eating, mating, playing, and hiding. “Hiding from what?” someone might ask. They are hiding from the predators that roam the earth as if it is only theirs to move about freely without respecting the other inhabitants of the earth. These predators are known as humans. Many of these predators have taken the lives of many animals selfishly and disrespectfully. Some animal species have been killed by the hundreds each year, many times for the purpose of putting money in the pocket of the killers....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 921 words
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Intelligence of Animals - The intelligence and emotions of animals has been a long debated topic in the academic and scientific world. Until recently, it has been anathema in the scientific world to suggest in print that intelligence of some sort, perhaps even self-awareness, might guide the routine and often stereotyped behavior of many animals (Gould 3). The idea of intelligence in animals has always appealed to humans. Many are thrilled to think that animals may exhibit more human characteristics, intelligence, and emotions then we have given them credit in the past....   [tags: Personal Essays] 430 words
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Are Animals Worth It? - Are Animals Worth It. Thirty years ago, congress passed a law to protect animals that are at risk of becoming extinct. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 outlined the responsibilities of the government and citizens concerning these animals. It requires that every five years, species are evaluated, and it is decided whether they are okay, endangered, whose population is so low that it is in danger of becoming extinct, or threatened, who are not in as much danger, but whose population is small enough for concern....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Save the Animals - Save the Animals Ever heard the call of the wild. What about the wolf howling in the distant mountains. For most people the answer is no. This is because the wolf was eradicated from most areas of our country when the white man decided that he wanted to settle the west. Most of the extermination was because ranchers and farmers lost a good deal of livestock to wolves. Wolves were selected for extermination by the US government untill1976 when the government declared the Mexican gray wolf endangered in the lower 48 states....   [tags: Wildlife Essays]
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All For Animals - All for Animals WORDS:592 Is it right to take the life of an innocent animal. Animals have been burnt, crushed, sliced, electrocuted, tortured with drugs, poisoned with toxic chemicals, and tormented in psychological testing. They do all these test just to make money or find if a chemical is safe for humans. Is this right. Animal testing or vivisection ( as commonly called) promises to cure ills though animal experimentation. If this is stopped, that will be the end of human cures....   [tags: essays research papers] 593 words
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Rilke and the Animals - In the opening of Rilke's "Duino Elegies" the first mention of the animal is a as a creature that sees "at once how little at home we are in the interpreted world." (5) What are the sources of discomfort for humans and how are mere animals able to perceive it. The answer lies in the depths of human consciousness and its many constructs. I begin with the main points of Rilke's view of human consciousness and the implications this has for our way of existing such as our limitations. In contrast to the human consciousness I will describe the existence of animals and from this model show how Rilke suggests a consciousness attainable by humans that parallels with the animal consciousness....   [tags: Poetry] 1237 words
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The Rights Of Animals - <a href="http://www.geocities.com/vaksam/">Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites Animal rights is a catchphrase akin to human rights. It involves, however, a few pitfalls. First, animals exist only as a concept. Otherwise, they are cuddly cats, curly dogs, cute monkeys. A rat and a puppy are both animals but our emotional reaction to them is so different that we cannot really lump them together. Moreover: what rights are we talking about. The right to life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1763 words
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Animals Are Good - cures await discovery. Although the list is pretty much endless, here are some examples, by decade, including the main species used that were crucial to the discovery: Pre-1900: Treatment for rabies (dogs, rabbits), smallpox (cows), anthrax (sheep). 1900s: Cardiac catheterization techniques (dogs, rabbits), treatment for rickets (dogs). 1920s: Discovery of insulin (dogs). 1930s: Development of modern anesthesia (dogs), prevention of tetanus (horses), development of anticoagulants (cats). 1940s: Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (rabbits, monkeys), discovery of the RH factor (monkeys), prevention of diptheria (horses), antibiotics (rats, mice, rabbits, etc), treatment for whooping cough (pigs and rabbits)....   [tags: essays research papers] 747 words
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Adoption of Animals - Adoption of Animals Anyone, who visits an animal shelter, as I do, sees an extraordinary number of beautiful, affectionate, and desperate dogs and cats. The majority of animals in any particular shelter are dogs, usually adults, for whom there aren't enough adoptive homes waiting. A few may have come from responsible breeders, whose owners do not realize that the breeder will take them back,many are those who are lost, and/or from owners who simply got tired of them. Some are pet shop puppies from a puppy mill that did not meet the owner's expectations due to health, temperament, or other reasons....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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The Evolution of Animals - The Evolution of Animals Eukaryotes come in two grades of organization: single-celled (protists) and multicellular (plants, animals, and fungi). The world today is full of complex multicellular plants and animals: how, why, and when did they evolve from protists. Proterozoic Protists A single-celled eukaryote or protist can carry chlorophyll (it can be an autotrophic, photosynthetic, "alga"), it can eat other organisms (it can be an organotrophic, "protozoan" "animal"), or it may do both. Beginning about 1850 Ma, we find acritarchs, spherical microfossils with thick and complex organic walls....   [tags: Papers] 4402 words
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Saving The Animals? - Saving the Animals. In Buffalo New York on October 23rd of last year, Dr. Barnett Slepian was murdered. He wasn’t killed because of his financial status or because of a dispute he had with a patient. Someone who never really knew Dr. Slepian, someone who never met his family, a person who didn’t agree with Dr. Slepian’s job, took his life. This is a great example to show how a disagreement in ideology can lead to actions that no one has the authority to take. An animal liberator bombing a meat processing plant is like the pro-life activist killing the doctor who performs abortions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Should Animals be Used for Scientific Research? - ... This test is unreliable because the amount of estrogen in the diet can make the uteri more or less responsive to the drug influencing the results. Rats also have great variability in this test. Only the uteri in rats are examined and the many other tissues that could be affected by the drug are ignored. Approximately 520 rats and 520 mice are given daily doses of the drug for two years. Consequently; this causes health problem in rats such as cancer of the mouth and bone. The only advantage of Scientists is to obtain the best results as possible, so that is why they test many of its researches and experiments on animals....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Should Animals be Used for Medical Research? - ... Under these circumstances, it can be taken that the objections of animal lovers could to a great extent be assuaged if the scientists could disseminate as much information as possible of the methods used in involving them in their experiments and also demonstrate that they do not have any other choice except to use them if the human kind were to benefit by such research. In other words, animal rightists by and large may turn supporters for use of the animals in such research if they could be convinced that there is no other alternative to the use of them in the interest of the advancement of medical science, and they see evidence the benefits outweighing costs....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Animals vs. Humans in Medical Experimentation - ... To ban animal experiments would be to paralyze modern medicine, to perpetuate human suffering, and to endanger human health by allowing products such as insecticides onto the market before testing them for toxicity.” (Dixon 1). It makes more sense risking the life of an animal testing medicines or procedures, than risking the life of a human being. Though there are many supporters for animal testing, there are also many against it. “Apart from the fact that millions of animals die each year in experiments, others are often not adequately anaesthetized and are sometimes abused by handlers and experimenters.” (Dixon 1) There are many arguments against animal experimentation....   [tags: Biology, Animal, Testing, Ethics]
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Costello's Argument Against the Slaughter of Animals - a valid comparison. Why/Why Not. We have closed our hearts to animals, Costello concludes, and our minds follow our hearts (or more strictly speaking, our sympathies). Philosophy, (Costello argues) is powerless in its ability to push society in the right direction as it fails to engage with one`s sympathies. Ironically, the burden is placed on something other than one`s rational dimensions, in which philosophy so frequently refers to. Our sympathetic imaginations, to which poetry and fiction appeal more than philosophy, should extend to other animals....   [tags: Animal Rights] 824 words
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