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1. What are the good parts of animal testing?  2. What are the bad parts of animal...

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lcowan6 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted March 26, 2013 at 1:08 AM via web

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1. What are the good parts of animal testing? 

2. What are the bad parts of animal testing? 

3. What are your overall feelings concerning animals testing? Is it something we as a society should engage in?

 

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted March 26, 2013 at 3:01 AM (Answer #1)

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Animal experimentation is the use of animals in experiments including such vertebrates as non-human primates, mice, rats, birds and others. This research is conducted in universities, farms, drug-company faciilities, for government research, etc.  Even though computer simulations are available, they cannot accurately model all the complex interactions between the body, and the drug or treatment being tested. Many supporters attribute the use of animal research in discovering medical breakthroughs in the past century. Other animal rights groups argue that it is cruel and that animals are not reliable subjects for predicting how humans will be effected. Some argue that humans are not superior and morally have no right to carry out these experiments. Most animals used in research are euthanized after experimentation. Breakthroughs in behavioral science, genetics, biomedical research, cosmetics testing and toxicology can be linked to animal research. Before testing a product or treatment on people, it seems that animal research is a necessary step before putting products on the market.

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