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Should Animal Testing be Banned?
Transcript of Should Animal Testing be Banned?
Bad things & Bad results
Forced to eat & forced inhalation
Not enough food/water
Kept in cages
Burns & bruises
Rabbit Draize eye test
"In the name of science or medicine, animals
are subjected to countless invasive,
frightening and sometimes very painful
“Over 100 stroke drugs that were effective when
tested on animals have failed in humans, and
over 85 HIV vaccines failed in humans after
working well in non-human primates.”
PETA (Animal Testing 101)
“The stress, sterility and boredom causes some
animals to develop neurotic behaviors such
incessantly spinning in circles, rocking back
and forth and even pulling out their own hair
and biting their own skin.”
Artificial human skin
Taxpayers money are wasted
US National Institutes of Health
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Ray Greek, MD, et al., "The History and Implications of Testing Thalidomide on Animals,
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Based 'Safety' Tests Gone Wrong," Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine website
(accessed Oct. 23, 2013)
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