Essay on Should Animals Be Used for Scientific Research?

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Should Animals be used for Scientific Research?
Kari Lundquist
Composition II
Susan Cochran
February 11th, 2012

Abstract
Animal research is needed for many uses for our scientists. Should animals be used for scientific research? We do need to make sure that their rights are accepted, that they are not in pain for the experiment, and that they are cared for prior and after the research. There are many advantages to why animals should be used for scientific research. The evidence and their rights show that when animals are used for research they are cared for scientifically. While in the same time animals have their own way of showing when they are in pain during a research project. Animal research provides educational
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