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Transcript of Animal Testing
It is the only federal law in the US that regulates research and exhibition.
Excluded from this act are birds, rats, mice, farm animals, and all cold-blooded animals.
Other laws that may include animal treatment but the act is the minimal acceptable standard.
Is the act affective?
The Animal Welfare Act has not succeeded in preventing horrific cases of animal abuse in research laboratories.
In a 2011 incident at the University of California at Davis Center for Neuroscience, "three baby mice were found sealed alive in a plastic baggie and left unattended" on a laboratory counter, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Laws well regulated.
Animal research has been regulated by the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) since 1965. Enforcing minimum housing standards for research animals (enclosure size, temperature, access to clean food and water, and others), the AWA also requires regular inspections by veterinarians.
Ethical judgements limits the methods available in the production of knowledge in both the arts and the natural sciences.
By: Ariel Anouthai
Saving or Killing?
Animal testing has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments.
Chris Abee, Director of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's animal research facility, states that "we wouldn't have a vaccine for hepatitis B without chimpanzees," and says that the use of chimps is "our best hope" for finding a vaccine for Hepatitis C, a disease that kills 15,000 people every year in the United States.
Animal testing is cruel and inhumane.
The Draize eye test, used by cosmetics companies to evaluate irritation caused by shampoos and other products, involves rabbits being incapacitated in stocks with their eyelids held open by clips, sometimes for multiple days, so they cannot blink away the products being tested.
The Garden of Eden, in which human beings lived in peace and harmony with animals, demonstrates God's ideal world, and the state of affairs that human beings should work towards
The Bible states in Genesis 1:26: "And God said... let them [human beings] have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."
Is animal testing really that bad?
Jeremy Bentham said, "Can they reason? nor Can they talk? but, Can they suffer ?"
The researcher who forces rats to choose between electric shocks and starvation to see if they develop ulcers does so because he or she knows that rats have nervous systems much like humans and feel the pain of shocks in a similar way.
Pain is evil whether it is experienced by a child, an adult, or an animal.
Animals do not have rights, therefore it is acceptable to experiment on them.
Animals do not have the ability or moral judgment that humans do. If we granted animals rights, all humans would have to become vegetarians, and hunting would need to be outlawed.
Human cell-based in test tubes
effectively mimics human organs and can be used to test cosmetics, drugs, and chemicals.
A research method called microdosing can provide vital information on the safety of an experimental drug and how it is metabolized in humans.
Human-patient simulators, virtual-reality systems, computer simulators, and supervised clinical experience.
Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every year.
92 percent of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals, fail in human clinical trials
61% of animals used suffer no pain
31% have pain relieved with anesthesia