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Animal Testing.

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The challenge is enormous, extending beyond medical science to pose ethical dilemmas as well. The more we know about life, the greater our respect for it becomes, and the stronger our reluctance to cause suffering in any creature. R.D.S The exploitation of animals by human beings is as deeply entrenched in human culture this century as the exploitation of our fellow human beings was in the last century. Uncaged Campaigns. End vivisection. Anti-animal testing. The voice of the voiceless- A poem. I am the voice of the voiceless, Through me the dumb shall speak. Till the deaf world's ear be made to hear The wrongs of the wordless weak. From street, to cage, from kennel, From stable and zoo, the wail Of my tortured kin proclaims the sin Of the mighty against the frail. Oh, shame on the mothers of mortals Who have not stooped to teach Of the sorrow that has no speech. And I am the brother's keeper, And I shall fight the fight: And speak the word for beast and bird Till the world shall set things right. ...read more.

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Animal testing DOES No save human lives. www.vivisectionkills.mybravenet.com ? "A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy." ? Medical research is "immoral even if it's essential." ? Even if animal testing produced a cure for AIDs, "we'd be against it." ? Pet ownership is an "abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation." ? "Six million people died in concentration camps, but six billion chickens will die this year in slaughter houses" The above statements were from Ingrid Newkirk, co-founder and vice president of PETA, the last statement was made to the Washington Post. We're demoralising the people who think there's a buck to be made in animal research. They get scared...and they're starting to veer away." Dr. Neal Barnard, PETA's medical advisor. Many Drugs can be harmful to humans and yet safe in animals: Artromid S- caused deaths from cancer, liver, gall bladder and intestinal disease. E Ferol- Killed premature babies and cased birth defects. Maxiton- Caused damage to the heart and nervous system Urethane- caused cancer of the liver, lungs and bone marrow. ...read more.

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The law insists that as few animals as possible are used and that they are well looked after and humanely treated. In practice, animal reseach, test-tube methods, computer technology, and human studies, are used together to tackle difficult medical problems. Medical advances for people and animals will depend on medical research that includes some careful, humane use of animals. Biomedical Research Education Trust. "Most People See A Rat...We See Our Best Hope For The Future...For Our Patients' Sakes Let Animal Research Continue." SIMR. The average number of operations that take place in the UK: 3,000,000 operations under anaesthetic, 90,000 cataract operations, 60,000 joint replacements, 13,000 coronary bypasses, 10,000 pacemakers implanted, 6,000 heart valves repaired or replaced, 2,500 corneal transplants, 2,000 kidney transplants, 400 heart/lung transplants. NONE OF THESE WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANIMAL TESTING... All animal testing is guided by the principal of the three R's: Reduction, Refinement, Replacement. Of the 2,000 types of drug on the mare, less than 40 have been withdraw in the UK, US, France or Germany. This indicates a success rate of at least 98% for drug testing procedures. In fact, only 10 of these drugs have been withdrawn in all four countries. ...read more.

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