The horrors of animal research

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But as Jennifer A. They dwindle in pain, throb with loneliness, and yearn to roam free and use their own minds. Article by Shelley Norris It seems as though many people are turning a blind-eye to the monstrosity of cosmetic animal testing when, ironically, vulnerable creatures are literally being blinded at its expense.

As hard as it is to believe, cosmetic animal testing, and animal testing in general for that matter, still occur in this era — even though non-animal testing techniques have been established and are widely available. Tonight the Animal Aid director Andrew Tyler blasted the experiments.

Exposure to drugs, chemicals or infectious disease at levels that cause illness, pain and distress, or death Genetic manipulation, e. There is a burning sensation in his eye so painful that he can barely stand it, but he cannot reach it because his legs are bound in the cage.

Academic papers on the tests were published last year but UCL could not confirm when they were carried out. Sophisticated technologies available today and under development promise new and better avenues for investigation.

But our work here is far from done. With his good eye he can see dozens of rabbits around him stuck in the same situation. Nor, can they talk? For example, in the United States, up to 90 percent of the animals used in laboratories purpose-bred rats, mice and birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates are excluded from the official statistics, meaning that figures published by the U.

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Horrors of Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation