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Animals have been used in medical research for centuries In a recent count it was determined that 8815 animals were being used for research at MSU 8503 of them were rats mice hamsters and gerbils The strugle against animal research has been one of the most debatable issues of the decade Even though most researchers need to do experiments on animals in order to achieve medical advances animal research should not be allowed because it is cruel and inhumane it is not always accurate and often unnecessary The first reason why animal research should not be allowed is that testing on animals is cruel and inhumane According Clifford Sean in his book Animal Research animal right activists have gathered much information that has closed down laboratories that violate anti-cruelty statutes This includes a 1984 video tape stolen from the University of Pensilvania Head Injury clinic The video tape involves anesthetized baboons receiving blows to the head to break their necks and cause brain damage In the same book Alex Pacheco tells about the conditions he witnessed in a monkey laboratory and expresses how horrified he was by the painful experiments these monkeys have to go through In this laboratories young chimpanzees are infected with deseases put into tiny cages and left ther for several years This inhumane treatment should be used on brakers of the law instead of these inocent unprotected animals Animal research its cruel and inhumane but its also sometimes inaccurate The second reason why animal research should not be allowed is because its not always accurate According to Bernard Rollen in his book Animal Abuse and Human Morality scientists in the 1960s concluded from many animal experiments that the inhaled tobacco smoke did not cause lung cancer We all know that this is totally not true and that smoking is a large contributor to lung cancer Another example of the inaccuracy of animal research is that the drug Milrinone which raises cardiac
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