Animal Experimentation Is Cruel And Needs

1100 Words Apr 30th, 2015 5 Pages
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Gabrielle Rosensteel
Mr. Karwatsky
Freshman Seminar, Per. 1
4 May 2015
Animal Experimentation
Animal experimentation is cruel and needs to be banned. It is another form of animal abuse. The animals are locked in cold, tiny cages in laboratories waiting in fear of what might happen next. The animals are being treated cruelly and being injected with substances that the scientists do not know if it will harm the animals. “Right now, millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs and other animals are locked inside cold barren cages in laboratories across the country. They languish in pain, ache with loneliness, and long to roam free and use their minds. Instead, all they can do is sit and wait in fear of what the next terrifying and painful procedure that will be performed on them (PETA).
The History of Animal Experimentation
Stretching behind us is a long history of animal testing upon which many advances in science, and Nobel Prizes, are based. Of the 98 Nobel Prizes awarded for Physiology or Medicine, 75 were directly dependent on research from animals. The animals were put in many painful contraptions that there was no way of escaping from. It was like prison for animals. “The most recent use of primates in Nobel Prize winning research occurred in 1981; Roger W. Sperry, David H. Hubel and Torsten N. Wiesel were awarded the coveted award for their work exploring Rosensteel 2 brain function. By studying monkeys, Roger W. Sperry found that…
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