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Response to ciaobaby (Original post)

Wed Mar 15, 2017, 12:21 AM

1. Oh, phooey, not this again

The animal testing model is the best one we have for in vivo studies.

Some drugs found unsuitable for humans have been found suitable for animals. Some drugs found suitable in humans have had very different actions in animals, which are often very beneficial to the animals. Ask any veterinarian how many new drugs he's seen to treat sick animals in the past 25 years and you'll be very surprised.

If you want medical science to stop dead, ban animal testing. That means for us and for them.

Humans are also tested, by the way, in small scale testing on healthy subjects and larger scale testing on people who are ill.

Any website that says you can go from in vitro to human testing is full of shit. Any website that tells you there is a better model for early testing than the animal model is full of shit.

Should researchers be charged with animal cruelty if test animals suffer or die needlessly? Yes. However, animals are our best allies in the fight against illness in humans and in animals.

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