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Ayten Pamuk. K. Goldsmith. Exhibition. 28 February 2017.

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Ayten Pamuk
K. Goldsmith
Exhibition
28 February 2017
Killing for Living
“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated’’ (“Mahatma Gandhi Quotes”). Right now, thousands of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, and many other animals are living in barren cages in laboratories across the country. They scream in pain, suffer from frustration, live in loneliness, and want to be free. They can feel pain and suffer unlike what some people think (“Animals Used in Education”). They are not giving their consent or any other form of approval for the experiments to be done on them. İf we want to be a great nation, then we need to change the way we treat animals and stop animal testing because it is inhumane and
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turtles are smashed on the head with hammers and have holes drilled into their shells so that their hearts can be viewed and manipulated. Frogs’ brains are destroyed when pins are stuck through their skulls so that students can cut them open and stimulate their exposed muscles with electricity” (“Animals Used in Education”). As shown in Figure 1 animals are getting electrocuted for experiments. Animals are getting hurt and suffering because of scientific testing as well as trainings and exercises.
Figure 1

(“Animals Used in Education”)
Animals are being used to predict toxicity, corrosivity, and other safety procedures as well as the effects of a new product, chemicals, medical devices, and new drugs.
“... Animal-based (in vivo) toxicity testing, which causes severe suffering, distress, and death for the animals used, is typically performed without anesthesia or analgesics…” (“Animals in Science”). People use anesthesia and many other drugs even in a minor procedure and expect animals to bare the most painful tests, they are no different than us and can feel pain. Dr. Gerhard Zbinden, one of the world 's leading toxicologists, described a standard in vivo test as “a ritual mass execution of animals” (“Animals in Science”). Testing one drug on this many animal and not getting enough results to go to human trials is not ethic and questionable, if any, scientific value. Testing for drugs are expensive as well as being
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