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WHAT IS
IT?
Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research, and in vivo
testing, is the using non-humans in experiments. It is estimated that 50 to 100
million vertebrate animals worldwide (from zebra fish to non-human primates)
are used every year. Although more invertebrates are used and the use of flies
and worms as model organisms is very important, experiments on invertebrates
are largely tolerant and not included in statistics. Most animals are euthanized
(killed in the process) after being used in an experiment. Sources of laboratory
animals differ between countries and species; while most animals are purposely-
bred, others may be caught in the wild or supplied by dealers who obtain them
from auction.…read more

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WHY ARE PEOPLE AGAINST
ANIMAL TESTING?
Each year about five million dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, monkeys, and other animals
die in lethal dose tests performed in developed countries. During a lethal dose test,
the experimental substance is forced into the animals throats, or is pumped into
their stomachs by a tube, sometimes causing death. Substances are mixed in labs,
injected under the skin or into a vein or into the lining of the abdomen or forcibly
inhaled through a gas mask. Experimenters observe the animal's reaction which
include spasms, diarrhoea etc. According to statistics, 50% of these animals will die
after the experiment 2 to 3 weeks later.
The horrible fact about these incidents is that they are unnecessary because there
is other cheaper ways, efficient and more realistic results that can be used instead
of animals.…read more

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WHY ARE PEOPLE FOR ANIMAL
TESTING?
Every day, thousands of people are saved from painful diseases and death by
powerful medical drugs and treatments. This incredible gift of medicine would not
be possible without animal testing. Despite these overwhelming benefits, however,
some people are calling for animal testing to be banned because of alleged cruelty.
Some of the tests certainly seem painful, but the great majority of people on this
planet eat meat or wear leather without any guilt. Where is their sympathy for
animals? Scientists also say that until they have a better system, we must use
animal testing. Finally, animals clearly do not feel the same way as humans, and
scientists are careful to minimize stress in the animals, since this would damage
their research.…read more

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TYPES OF PRODUCTS TESTED ON
ANIMALS
These products are tested on
animals:
·Shampoo
·Toothpaste
·Oven Cleaners
·Soaps
·Detergents
·Painkillers
·Dyes
·Floor Cleaners
·Paints
·Bleach
·Toxicity tests…read more

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GROUPS AGAINST ANIMAL
TESTING
BUAV: For over 100 years the BUAV has been campaigning peacefully to create a
world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals. They
also befriend many ME's and MEP's to help them in their objective.
PETA: PETA a UK-based charity, dedicates themselves to protecting the rights
of all animals. PETA think that like humans, animals are capable of suffering and
have interests in leading their own lives; therefore, they are not to be use ­ for
food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation or any other reason. PETA
educates policymakers and the public about cruelty to animals and promote an
understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect.
Animal Aid: Animal Aid is the UK's largest animal rights group and one of the
longest established in the world, having been founded in 1977. They campaign
peacefully against all forms of animal abuse and promote a cruelty-free lifestyle.
They investigate and expose animal cruelty, and our undercover investigations and
other evidence are often used by the media, bringing these issues to public
attention.…read more

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