Medical BS?

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I'm struck by how two friends of mine used to be vegetarians before I met them and then switched to meat because their doctors said they "needed" the meat. Does anyone "need" meat? Or do they just need the protein? I think this is ideological BS on the part of their doctors.

Coast Guard Defends Medical Practice on Animals

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I knew the military in general used animals for combat medical practice.hadn't thought of the Coast Guard though. The Coast Guard is defending its practice of using live animals in its combat medical training after an activist group released a video on Wednesday of a goat’s legs being removed with tree trimmers during what it said was training for agency personnel. coast guard medical research us

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Help Release Chimps from Medical Research

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Leona Helmsley's Fortune Goes to Medical Research

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Over $100 million went to medical research while about $1 million went to animal welfare causes. But a group of trustees got together, determined she was mentally unfit at the time, and decided to “responsibly” donate to medical research instead. It’s more money for medical research. I believe that medical research produces procedures and drugs that most humans either 1) can’t afford or 2) pay for and end up with huge medical debts.

American Veterinary Medical Association Makes Despicable Decision

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Is Medical Research on Animals REALLY the Only Way?

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Here's my response on medical research in general. I recently had a discussion about medical research using animals. Tags: animal experimentation medical research monkeys I responded to a post on animalblog that cited a recent article in the journal "Proceedings" of the National Academy of Sciences.

European Union Screws Apes Used in Medical Research

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Seal Industry Tries to Capitalize on Medical Researchers Conjectures

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While I'm not a fan of using animal hearts for transplants, I'm far more sympathetic to that than to simply using their parts for human vanity consumption. But the seal industry doesn't care. They'll exploit anything to try to save their barbaric trade and, if they can use guilt, even better. Excerpted from the Chronicle-Herald.

Vast Majority of Medical Schools Do NOT Use Animals To Teach Surgery

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Only three accredited medical schools in the whole country use animals to teach surgery. Dr. Pippin told me there's a good reason all the other 150-plus medical schools in the country don't use animals in surgical education: There are better ways to teach surgery. A paper published by the New England Journal of Medicine backs him up, asserting that simulators are effective training devices for medical residents.

Profile of "Pro-Test"

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SAEN Files Complaints Against University of Washington Again

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animal abuse animal research Stop Animal Exploitation Now medical ethics animal welfare act University of Washington medical research animal laboratoriesFrom the normantranscript.com. An animal-rights group that watchdogs research facilities across the country has filed a federal complaint against the University of Washington, citing multiple incidents in which animals were injured, escaped from their cages or were found dead. The U.S.

Poet Laureate of California Questions Animal Testing

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Animals Before Embryos?

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World Week for Animals in Laboratories is April 16-26

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Support the Great Ape Protection Act

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Almagordo Chimp Story Hits the New York Times

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These aging chimps deserve to retire permanently and NOT be subjected to more medical research. Tags: chimpanzees primates National Institutes of Health medical research new mexico Here's hoping this poignant story will stir more public outrage and pressure on the NIH.

PETA Leads Anti-Animal Research Protest at University of Utah

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Elizabeth Kucinich and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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She's the new Director of Public Affairs and she's already started lobbying for the Great Ape Protection Act, which would phase out invasive medical research on chimpanzees. Tags: chimpanzees activism apes medical research us For you international readers, she's Dennis Kucinich's wife. He's a US Congressman who has run for President twice.).

Oklahoma Editorial About "Rising Animal Rights Terrorism"

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This editorial in the web version of the Oklahoman denounces animal rights terrorism; however, it finishes off by supporting medical research on animals. Tags: animal rights medical research What about the terror and violence involved in that? But they do try to cover themselves by pointing out they oppose cosmetics research.).

Anti-Research Advocacy in Madison

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Bob Barker Funds Space for HIV-Infected Chimps

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louisiana chimpanzees Bob Barker chimp haven animal sanctuary primates medical researchAs I've often said, Bob Barker is a good man. From The Washington Post. Retired game-show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctuary in northwestern Louisiana. The former host of “The Price Is Right” donated $380,000 to create space at the Chimp Haven near Shreveport.

Animal Welfare Concerns May Be Influencing UK Animal Research

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UK laboratories animal rights medical researchThis article in the Herald Tribune claims that animal rights is winning out over animal research. I would take the article with a grain of salt. I've read the same on the other side. It depends on who's writing the article of course.I think it's still a long, long fight. But perhaps these are positive signs. In a very depressing fight, every sign is worth something.

Two Examples of Mice Experiments - Valid or Not?

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I came across these stories about two different medical experiments using mice. Tags: animal experimentation medical ethics mice medical research In this experiment, scientists tested whether lighting can cause depression. They used different lighting situations to see how they affect mice moods. One of the conclusions? That children who watch television late at night could be “more likely to develop depression."

USDA Investigating Clemson University

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Some History on the New Iberia Research Center

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Question Everything.Including Scientists

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Rumors Circulate over Cancellation of Anthrax Project

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Breeders Also Supply Universities with Research Animals

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I didn't know that there were specific breeders out there producing animal subjects for medical research. Tags: universities breeders animal experimentation USDA medical research I guess I'm living in a cave. According to this article, some are so bad that the University of California and the University of Cincinnati have actually decided to end their relationships with them and stop purchasing animals bred for research use.

Defending Laboratory Rats

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Nice article about people who are committed to defending "lab rats" used for medical research. Tags: rats animal experimentation laboratories medical research I've worked with rats and I find them charming and intelligent creatures. So I think it's sad to read this.

Animal Lab Tech Arrested in Yale Killing

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It's Tough to Report about OHSU's Primate Lab

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PETA Protests Military's Testing on Pigs

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Malaysian Firm to Establish New Animal Testing Facility

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People Think There Are a Ton of Chimpanzees Out There

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And, of course, if they are so severely endangered, why are so many carelessly exploited for medical experimentation? Tags: rant chimpanzees medical research endangered species The public in general has a warped understanding of chimpanzees. If you go by the media, there are a ton of them out there. They are in zoos, circuses, commercials, movies, etc. If they are members of an endangered species, why are there so many of them around? It's a bad perception problem for chimps.

Will Animal Research Ever End?

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Always Question a Scientist

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Looking for Books about Animal Experimentation

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animal experimentation animal research musings medical researchI've finally decided to take the plunge and really learn about animal experimentation. It's a horrible topic and I post news articles about the abuses from time to time. But I want to be able to argue about it intelligently, citing science, not just morals. Apparently, there is a lot of argument out there than animal experimentation is even good for humans. Many times tests fail.

Vivisection is Up There with Waterboarding

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University of Louisiana Plays Defense on Primate Research

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Government Grants for Animal Research

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