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Animal testing is a cruel and barbaric practice that should be banned. Animals do not want to be tortured, locked up, neglected and abused any more than we do, so why should we do it to them?
Myth 1# "Animal testing is vital to save lives".
Animal testing actually kills more people than it saves because of the fact that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. Even animals that are very similar to us in terms of DNA, such as pigs and monkeys, are still too different for every result from tests on them to be entirely accurate. For instance, chimpanzees are immune to HIV, Malaria and hepatitis. Aspirin causes birth defects in most lab animals, but it doesn't do this to people. Paracetamol is toxic to cats and grapes and raisins can cause kidney damage in dogs.
In fact, most so-called "medical" experiments that are done on animals are actually done with money in mind, not people. That is one of the main reasons why these misleading experiments are still performed. If a drug is passed as safe due to animal tests, it is then often given to people. If a drug passes as dangerous and unsafe due to animal tests, it is often given to people anyway because even the drug companies often know that animals have different bodies and genetic systems from us. If a person takes it and then gets any really bad side effects, the company cannot be sued because they did do the safety tests.
Myth 2# "Lab animals are always treated kindly and looked after properly".
Although some may well be treated with kindness and cared for properly, many of them are not. In fact, during investigations, animal defenders have filmed horrifying scenes that should disgust us all. Lab animals are often shot at, held against red hot metal plates, have boiling water poured over them, force-fed dangerous chemicals, cut open, gassed, have their brains damaged with severe blows to their heads, starved, locked up and have their skin irritated by various different substances. Lab animals are also sometimes abused outside of the experiments. Laboratory workers have been filmed punching, slapping and shaking animals before.
Myth 3# "Animals do not feel pain, have emotions or help others".
This is probably one of the biggest lies/misunderstandings of the century. Animals definitely DO feel pain, have emotions and help others. Anyone who believes that animals do not feel pain should go and kick a dog and then watch what happens. If animals could not feel pain or fear, how do you think they would survive out in the wild?
Animals definitely do have emotions. When you tell a dog off, they will often cower away because they know that you are angry with them. Anyone who has ever had or even stayed with a cat before will know that cats are definitely more likely to scratch and bite at certain points in time than others. How else can this be explained other than in the fact that they have moods like people do?
Also, time and time again have dogs been known to pine for their owners after they have died. Hachiko carried on going to wait at the train station for his master's return until about ten years after his master had died and Greyfriar's Bobby waited by his master's grave for at least ten years before he himself died, apparently of the same illness that had killed his master.
Dogs have even been known to pine for their people when they have only gone to work or gone out for a little while. Dog behaviourists and experts often call this, separation anxiety, but a lot of it is really just loneliness and boredom. How else do you explain the scenario of a person leaving for a while and returning to get complaints from his or her neighbours about his or her dog's barking and howling and then finding broken items and chewed up furniture all over their home?
Even wild animals have been known to help others of their own species, even if they are not directly related to them. Lionesses have been known to adopt baby antelopes, wild birds will often try to save their mates' lives and even vampire bats have been adopt other members of their own species. Chimpanzees have been known to save ducklings and at least one baby boy has been rescued by a gorilla before.
If these animals really did not care, why do you think they did these sorts of things? Why did they bother to help out here?
Myth 4# "There is no alternative to animal testing."
There are, nowadays, so many alternatives to animal testing that it need not be used any longer. Fake skin and organs, donated cells and body parts, studies of living people and computer models can all now be used, and these can produce results that are far more relevant and useful than those optioned through animal tests.
The University has decided to place both U210b exams and A123b exams on consecutive days.
It is also worthy to note that A123a & U210a subjects are also on the examination schedule, it is hereby requested by the students that the university switch either A123b or U210b with it's corresponding "a" counterparts to enable the student a reasonable amount of time to study, thank you.
We need another season! this show is too good to end!
Baka and Test (バカとテストと召喚獣 Baka to Test to Shōkanjū?, lit. Idiots, Tests, and Summoned Beasts) also known as Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts is a Japanese light novel series created by Kenji Inoue and illustrations by Yui Haga. The first novel in the series was released on January 29, 2007, and as of June 30, 2011, a total of thirteen volumes, including volume 3.5, volume 6.5, volume 7.5, and volume 9.5, have been published by Enterbrain under their Famitsu Bunko publishing imprint. A manga adaptation by Mosuke Mattaku started serialization in the manga magazine Shōnen Ace on April 25, 2009. Another manga adaptation by namo started serialization in the male oriented web comic magazine Famitsu Comic Clear on October 30, 2009.
The series made its North American television debut on August 1, 2011 on the Funimation Channel.
We as rugby league supporters want you to show the Aus v NZ rugby league test match LIVE on Friday 20th April 2012 on any one of the free to air channels 9 GEM or Go.
L'Oreal and Covergirl do bad things. They lie to us to cover up what they've done to the animals.
They told me they didn't do it anymore but why do so many people show me pictures of what's being done to those animals?
I want to get enough signatures for lowering the age to 20 years old to be eligible for a cervical cancer smear test when they notice symptoms or changes. The government and NHS have stated that you have to be 25 to be able to get checked out.
Most teenagers and women under the age of 25 are sexually active which can trigger cervical cancer. According to the screening programme, around 4,500 lives are saved every year through these interventions to prevent cancer developing. It was Jade Goody who gave me inspiration after she had cervical cancer.
Also a 23-year-old girl Mercedes Curnow from Cornwall died of cervical cancer because doctors said she was too young for a smear test, her devastated family have claimed.That is why I am wanting to petition so these deaths of young women can be prevented!
Our Goal is to demand for a change in Child Support Laws, Guidelines, and create a Child Support Law that will ensure that children are not raised by a drug addicted or drug abusing parent.
Child Support Laws and Guidelines currently vary from state to state with each state having different branches of the Government establishing the child support guidelines. We would like to establish a law that will pertain to every state and mandate that both parents are drug tested to ensure neither parent is using or abusing drugs.
Joint Statement, Hiroshima Day, 6 August 2009 (EMBARGOED until 6 August 2009)
Britain must compensate Aboriginal people for radioactive fallout
Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) and the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement of South Australia (ALRM) are seeking your support for the attached statement.
Aboriginal people affected by the British nuclear tests carried out in Australia in the 1950s should have the same rights as Australian veterans to compensation for radioactive injury from the British Government; and they need Australian government support to pursue their legal claims. Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation and the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement of South Australia want to see equitable access to legal processes for affected Aboriginal people following the decision of the British High Court to allow military veterans from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the UK to sue the British Ministry of Defence for compensation for damages related to radiation exposure from tests carried out on their Anangu lands.
To be launched on Thursday, 6 August 2009, the annual commemoration of Hiroshima Day, this statement will be circulated for six weeks seeking support before being formally presented to the governments concerned on 21 September 2009, which is the United Nations' International Day of Peace.
South Australia ALRM Neil Gillespie 0417 086 025
National ANTaR Janet Hunt 0408 170 448
It's not fair. We had to do them when we were in Year 9, and they get to start their GCSEs early. We were put through so much pain to do them, and they should be as well.
Like a lot of folks, I have a job--I work, they pay me. I pay my taxes and the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit. In order to get that paycheck, I am required to pass a random urine test with which I have no problem.
What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test.
Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them? Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet.
I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting around, doing drugs, while I work. . .
Can you imagine how much money the state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check? Something has to change in this country -- and soon!
The Baord changed the Exit Exam qualification so graduates only have to pass three certain subjects, unless they have a disability in one of those three, then they can pass a different subject, as long as they pass the other two plus one.
The catch is it only applies to 2008 grads and up. 2007 grads and down is out of luck.
All consumers have the right to know how their product reaches the shop-shelf, and past surveys have shown that people would be less likely to buy products if they explicitly state that they/their ingredients HAVE been tested on animals.
We are campaigning in order to raise awareness of the extent of animal testing, in order to enable consumers to make more informed decisions with regards to the products they buy.