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I will be answering the question: is animal testing right or wrong? To be able to answer this question, in my case study I will be including scientific information about animal testing, arguments that animal testing is right, arguments that animal testing

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Page 2; Introduction Page 3 - 4; Scientific Information Page 5; Arguments for Page 6; Arguments against Page 7 - 8; Huntingdon Life Sciences Page 9; my opinion Page 10; Conclusion Page 11; Bibliography Introduction; I have chosen animal testing to base my case study on. I will be answering the question: is animal testing right or wrong? To be able to answer this question, in my case study I will be including scientific information about animal testing, arguments that animal testing is right, arguments that animal testing is wrong, my opinion and finally a conclusion. Animal testing is when experiments are done on non-human animals. In the UK, the standards are strict regards to animal testing. Animal testing occurs when there is no viable alternative to the methods. Animal testing is used for many, many products and the British law says that any new drug used for medicine must be tested on at least two different types of live mammal. One of them has to be a large non-rodent type animal. Drugs have to be tested on animals first to make sure that the drug works and it doesn't hurt human beings. Some of the things that animal testing has been used for to be developed are; household products, food additives, paint, industrial chemicals, pesticides etc. During animal testing, different laws protect all the lab animals from cruelty whilst they are being tested on, however the controls have not stopped some scientists from abusing animals which can make the animals very stressed. Organisations such as the RSPCA have a list of companies who do and don't test products on animals. ...read more.

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They investigated at HLS where they proceeded to uncover the dishonourable laboratory by working undercover in the experimental monkey unit. It was exposed in 2008 for keeping animals in small, barren metal sharp cages which can injure them, rough handling of animals, monkeys biting off their own toes with boredom and stress, animals stressed that they start behaving randomly and much more. http://www.shac.net/HLS/exposed/2008/ Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC); SHAC is an example of a campaign who is trying to stop animal testing and get closures of organisations which are treating animals cruelly and not accordingly to the law. SHAC is an international campaign and the first to have groups in Germany, France, Holland, UK and other countries which have decided to all unite to target HLS and the companies that support them globally. SHAC has been made up of compassionate people starting from children up to pensioners and are all trying to do as much as they can to get Huntingdon Life Sciences closed down. Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty was a campaign which was set up at the end of 1999 by a group of protestors who had successfully closed lab animal breeders down. By closing down these, it meant that these types of campaigns were closed down and hundreds of animals were being safely rehomed instead of the torture in the laboratories. In 1996 SHAC started a campaign against Consort kennels which was near Hertford. Over 8 hundred beagles were kept at the kennels waiting to be sold to labs such as Huntingdon Life Sciences. This campaign was strong and involved daily and national demonstrations and regular night vigils. ...read more.

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through stress and pain for products which aren't for example, there should be animal testing taking place for medicines rather than cosmetics and shampoo. If animals are going to be tested on then the testing outcome should be beneficial for human beings and worthwhile for the animals for going through all the pain and stress for something that was useful. * http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/ocr_gateway/carbon_chem/3_smells2.shtml I have used this website to get relevant information for my case study project because it's a website that I think is not biased because teachers recommend students to go on this website for revision for exams and GCSE's. * http://www.shac.net/science/intro.html I have included this website in my case study because it has information which is useful for my case study and I have searched on other websites and I have found the same response as this one, but this website contained more information about animal testing then some others. * http://www.aboutanimaltesting.co.uk/animal-testing-europe.html From this website I only used statistics and also some information about animal testing which was necessary when I was writing up my scientific information because looking at the statistics and comparing them with other ones from different websites they seemed realistic to me so I decided to take them from this website. * https://apbiostoga.wikispaces.com/Animal+Testing+Rights+Pd.+1 This website was helpful for me when I was also doing my scientific information because it contained a pie chart which I have copied into my work which shows the animal which is mostly used for animal testing. I used this website because it seemed like a scientific website because it contained a lot of information about animal testing and other things such as genetically modified organisms. http://www.shac.net/HLS/photos.html#photos/occold_1.gif ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 ...read more.

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