The Case Of Animal Experimentation

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Animal Experimentation

Animal Experimentation has been around since the 1960s. Animal testing has been a routine part of getting shampoos, lotions, lipsticks and many other products on the shelves. There is a public misconception that rats and mice are the only animals being used in experimentation and that the experiments are protected through the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, or the Code of Practice, but we know that neither of these are true. Animal experimentation is a cruel practice that results in the torturing and killing of animals for reasons that are nowhere near justified. The lack of ethic-self-examination for the common good is a worrying trend for where society is heading and makes us think how far we are willing to
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They were kept in the institution of behavioural research where they were abused and had unnecessary surgery that made them lose feelings all over their bodies. The trauma was so severe that many of the monkeys ripped their own flesh off and lost many of their fingers from catching them in the rusted, jagged cage bars. The workers neglected to feed or clean the monkeys. The monkeys would desperately pick through their waste beneath their case in hoping of finding something to eat. Taub, the scientist behind the experiments was charged with 17 counts of animal cruelty (Richburg, 1981). This case created PETA, a group of people that care for the ethical treatment of animals. This case also created the Animal Welfare Act in 1985 (as explained in the previous paragraph). The case was so cruel and gruesome that Taub tried to claim that he didn’t know about the conditions of the monkeys and that he was set up. The purpose of this experiment was to try to get the monkeys to reuse their numb forelimbs. Doing this research, he hoped to be able to rehabilitate human stroke patients. Unfortunately, the suffering of 17 macaque monkeys and the euthanizing of eight couldn’t solve his problem. Is it worth it to hurt and destroy animals for a solution that more than likely won’t even be found in that

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