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Animal Testing

English 101 Research Paper Mallory Tluchowski
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Animal Experimentation Three R’s Although animal testing has been valuable and proved to be necessary in previous decades, animal experimentation of all types should be gradually eliminated through alternative means as we have reached a point in science, where to test animals is inhumane; we can do research and solve problems alternatively. "Alternatives: Testing Without Torture." Peta. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012. <http://www.peta.org/mc/facts.html>.
"Animal Research FAQs." Americans For Medical Progress. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012. <http://www.amprogress.org/AnimalResearchFAQ>.
“Animal Testing in Depth” Peta. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012. <http://www.peta.org/mc/facts.html>.
“Animal Testing 101.” Peta. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012. <http://www.peta.org/mc/facts.html>.
Haugen, D.M. (2000). Animal experimentation. San Diego: Greenhaven Press.
“Laboratory Animal Welfare." Overview. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2012. <http://www.mspca.org/programs/animal-protection-legislation/animal-welfare/lab-animal-welfare/overview.html>.
"Population of All Countries of the World Largest to Smallest." Population of All Countries of the World Largest to Smallest. Graphic Maps, n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <http://www.worldatlas.com/aatlas/populations/ctypopls.htm>.
Zurlo, Joanne, Deborah Rudacille, and Alan M. Goldberg. "The Three R's: The Way Forward." Environmental Health Perspectives 104.8 (1996): n. pag. Pri Work cited General, non-animal tests are cheaper,
Faster, and
More accurate in foreseeing a human reaction. As research and alternatives have been developed, science and society are ready to move away from animal testing Replace the use of animals
Alternative: Human vertebrae, cells, tissues Replacement Less pain
Less Distress
Improvmment Well Being Refinement Fewer Animals
Maximum amount of information Reduction Studying Human Population
In Vitro
Computer-modeling Techniques Effective Alternative Options Less time strenuous
Cost is significantly less
Prevents running into problems with species differences Benefits of NOT Animal Testing The Public’s Tax Dollars and Charity Programs
American Cancer Society
The Muscular Dystrophy Association
The March of Dimes Government Funding for Required Animal Testing The Animal Welfare Act (AWA): all warm-blooded animals and has stricter governance; except rats, birds, and mice
Health Research Extension Act (HREA): all vertebrae and does include birds, rats, and mice; includes rats, birds, and mice US and Animal Testing Biomedical Research
Testing New Drugs/Vaccines
Consumer Product Safety Why Animal Test? Purpose-bred (Class A)
Random Sources/ Wild or Stray (Class B) Class Types: Consider the size of North Korea, a country with a population of just over 25 million people Necessary Evil or Just Evil?
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