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they *must* be in pain

Posted by: JohnL on February 04, 1998 at 23:03:47:

In Reply to: benifits to animal testing posted by BASE727(mad cow patrol) on February 02, 1998 at 20:10:36:

> Is there anything good about animal testing? Are there any groups that
> actually test their animals according to the Animal Welfare Act and other
> Requirements similar to that?

First of all, it should be noted that according to the Animal Welfare Act,
many animals are not even animals! Another loophole is that it doesn't require anagelsics (pain killers ets.) to be administered when the researcher has any reason to believe it will interfer in the results. Often the reason is that they don't want to introduce another variable into their experiments. Another reason is that sometimes, as in many psychological research, the researcher is studying pain response, so they animal *must* be in pain. There are many other reasons, too long to list here, that the Animal Welfare Act is a weak document. Your best bet is to find a copy in a library or on the web and look at it critically. If you haven't already, you should read one of the several books on animal research and testing. Strong cases can be made against the necessity of most or all animal testing merely on the grounds that it is of no benefit to humans. You will have to judge for yourself. A place to find a well articulated animal rights position on animal testing is http://www.envirolink.com. Then go to Animal Rights Resource Site (ARRS). Good luck!

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