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Testing on animals only goes so far. For medicine to be allowed for human use, it first has to be tested on humans as well. You can find ads in the papers from time to time, asking for volunteers for such testing. Question would be to which extent the animal experiments are still necessary then.
I am not too knowledgeable on the actual test on animals, but I think that, already for quite a while, due to the pressure for animal rights groups, the vivisection is not what it once was. Also, just as with animals for human consumption, the animals in these experiments are specially bred for it. The idea that Fluffy, the cute cat next door, is going to be picked up off the street to have bad men spray a nasty substance in her eyes, isn't a genuine concern.
If a test, has to be done on an animal, then it should at least be done in such a way that the animal doesn't suffer. That should be the prerequisite to such tests. And as far as I'm concerned it should only be applied to the field of medicine, and not to that of cosmetics, as I hardly consider the latter a necessity.
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Last edited by Boyo; October 3rd, 2005 at 00:08.