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The harmful use of animals in experiments is not only cruel but also often ineffective. Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia. Instead, signs of these diseases are artificially induced in animals in laboratories in an attempt to mimic the human disease. Yet, such experiments belittle the complexity of human conditions which are affected by wide-ranging variables such as genetics, socio-economic factors, deeply-rooted psychological issues and different personal experiences.
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The assessment of pain and distress in animals requires knowledge of both normal behavior and those behaviors that might indicate pain or distress. Those who are responsible for routine animal care, as well as research staff who are involved with potentially painful or distressful experimentation, should seek training to help with this important task. An excellent starting point is Chapter 4 (Recognition and Assessment of Pain, Stress, and Distress) in the .
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It is not surprising to find that treatments showing ‘promise’ in animals rarely work in humans. Not only are time, money and animals’ lives being wasted (with a huge amount of suffering), but effective treatments are being mistakenly discarded and harmful treatments are getting through. The support for animal testing is based largely on anecdote and is not backed up, we believe, by the scientific evidence that is out there.
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‘Fundamental’ biological research is designed to answer ‘interesting’ scientific questions that animal researchers speculate might be useful medically in the future. It is not testing new medicines for humans or other animals.