Controversies debate on animal research.

What are the procedures for the Animals (scientific procedures) Act?
Animals can only be used if there are no other alternatives for example by growing tissue or cells, harm or stress to the animal is justified. The research can not be done using non-animal methods, the suffering is minimised and utilitarian view.
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Why might this act not go far enough?
It only relates to vertebrates such as cats and dogs as well as octopus. Therefore the act does not go far enough because it does not cover invertebrates and therefore means that not every animal is covered and protected against research.
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What are the 3 R's?
The 3 R's protect the welfare of animals enough because they Replace animals with suitable alternatives, reduce NO. of animals used and refine procedures so less suffering.
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Why might the 3 R's not go far enough?
May not go far enough because they are not followed by researchers enough. 271 studies where animals used 41% didn't mention number of animals used therefore not refining the procedures used and not taking them seriously enough when conducting resear
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Why do the BPS guidelines go far enough to protect the welfare of animals?
The BPS guidelines ensure the following;conform to current legislation, choose species relevant to research, aware of previous experience, special attention to pain may be caused.
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Why might the BPS guidelines go far enough to protect the welfare of animals?
The guidlines are too vague and ambiguous and therefore don't go into enough depth about how to protect the animals. Quasi legal as well so if break them it doesn't matter only get accreditation taken off them. Not punished by the law
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Harry Harlow?
There is clear evidence that the guidelines go far enough to protect animals and this is because ethical issues like those from Harlow's research no longer arise
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Why might this act not go far enough?

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It only relates to vertebrates such as cats and dogs as well as octopus. Therefore the act does not go far enough because it does not cover invertebrates and therefore means that not every animal is covered and protected against research.

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Why do the BPS guidelines go far enough to protect the welfare of animals?

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