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The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt

The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt | animal science | Scoop.it

New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals.

 

Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs.

 

But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest such assurances may be worthless 

 

In summary, repeated experiments confirmed that, when it comes to inflammation, mice and humans have little in common, a finding important enough in itself given the prevalence of inflammation-related diseases in humans. These include allergies, celiac disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.


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this states that the testing on mice that the united states does actually doesnt help since mice and humans are closely related.

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Kassidi Cadle's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:35 AM

This article is saying that the animal testing is turning out to be a waste of time. The mice that we do all the testing on is not even related to humans.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:59 AM

thank you Kassidi Cadle

Sydney Bolyard's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:29 AM
Throughout this lengthy article, the topic of animal testing is discussed. My personal opinions override further understanding of this testing because I am 100% this action. Animals have rights and privileges that should not be taken away from them. Not only that, but animal testing is completely inhumane. Before you do anything to an animal, you should think about if you would do the same to a human being. If the answer is no, you shouldn’t go through with the testing. 

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OSU to close swine barn, sell off its hogs - Capital Press

OSU to close swine barn, sell off its hogs - Capital Press | animal science | Scoop.it
OSU to close swine barn, sell off its hogs Capital Press They've been used for livestock evaluation and basic animal science courses, sold to 4-H and FFA members who raise pigs for county fair projects, and even entered in the Oregon State Fair by...

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Almedin Cajlak's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:23 PM

This article is talking about they are closing the swine barn and  selling the hogs to buy the repiars what they need for their barn. They wanted to sell the hogs so they can get more money to buy the repiars for their barn. They want the barn to be safe so the animals can live there safely. 

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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog)

Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ... - Slate Magazine (blog) | animal science | Scoop.it
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Five Species You Thought Were Endangered That Really Aren't (Including the ...

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this is awesome. i thought the polar bear was almost extinct. they are my favorite animal. the are beautiful and also ferouciuos.

 

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Summer Rain Reimer's curator insight, December 8, 2013 1:30 PM

humpback whales really arnt endangered because of the save the whales . their speices is widely misunderstood.

praying mantises are not at all indagered their are more than 20 diffrent species of mantises. 

clouded leopards thier is no data saying that their species is in decline . we dont here about them cause their almost the last thing on the cat chart , that why poeple think they are endangered.

komodo dragon - they can be come endagered if we keep hunting on them but their not endagered yet . their are about 5,000 wild one spreaded around multiple island.

polar bears their are about 25,000 polar bears worldwide and their are about 19 subpopulation of polar bears .people think their endagered cause of global warming .

Josh Nelson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 3:53 PM

Cassie Chriswell: 

 

Humpback Whales- 

- estimated at 125,000, and today they probably number about 80,000 individuals.

 

Praying Mantises- 

- illegall to kill then in the United States

- more than 20 species are found in North America 

 

Clouded Leopared-

- not a leopared at all, but it is the smallest of the big cat family

 

Komado Dragons- 

- only 5,000 left on tiny little islands

 

Polar Bears- 

- some people say that it is due to global warming that they became extinct

- only 25,000 polar bears left worldwide 

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 18, 2013 9:09 AM

i thought it was intresting to find out these animals really arent endangered.

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The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt

The Experiment Is on Us: Science of Animal Testing Thrown into Doubt | animal science | Scoop.it

New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals.

 

Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs.

 

But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest such assurances may be worthless 

 

In summary, repeated experiments confirmed that, when it comes to inflammation, mice and humans have little in common, a finding important enough in itself given the prevalence of inflammation-related diseases in humans. These include allergies, celiac disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and autoimmune diseases.


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Trevor Lakes's insight:

this states that the testing on mice that the united states does actually doesnt help since mice and humans are closely related.

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Kassidi Cadle's curator insight, September 25, 2013 9:35 AM

This article is saying that the animal testing is turning out to be a waste of time. The mice that we do all the testing on is not even related to humans.

Josh Nelson's curator insight, September 25, 2013 11:59 AM

thank you Kassidi Cadle

Sydney Bolyard's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:29 AM
Throughout this lengthy article, the topic of animal testing is discussed. My personal opinions override further understanding of this testing because I am 100% this action. Animals have rights and privileges that should not be taken away from them. Not only that, but animal testing is completely inhumane. Before you do anything to an animal, you should think about if you would do the same to a human being. If the answer is no, you shouldn’t go through with the testing. 
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Ghana Business News » Ghana launches National Livestock Policy ...

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Cattle Dr Ahmed Yakubu Alhassan, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture in-charge of Crops, on Tuesday said Ghana is still a net importer of livestock products as it is yet to meet the growing demand for animal protein.

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Michael Vick gets a dog

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(CNN) -- Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison for bankrolling a deadly dogfighting ring, now has a dog.

 

"I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family's decision to care for a pet," he said in a statement released Thursday. "As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals."

 

He added that "our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family."

 

"This is an opportunity to break the cycle," Vick said. "To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change."

 

In 2010, Humane Society President Wayne Pacelle told HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell that the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback shouldn't get a pet immediately and should have to meet certain benchmarks whenever he did.

 

But Pacelle, whose group has worked with Vick in public outreach efforts, said it would be wrong to close the door to his ever having a dog again.

 

Under the terms of his conviction, Vick had been barred from owning an animal.


The NFL suspended Vick in August 2007 after he pleaded guilty to a federal charge of paying for a dogfighting operation in Virginia. He returned to the NFL in 2009...

 

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Melissa's curator insight, September 3, 2013 5:25 AM

wow. congrats to your new pooch :D

Zack Dafoe's curator insight, September 17, 2013 10:39 AM

Michael Vick was suspended from the NFL in August of 2007 for pleading guilty to the federal charge of forced dogfighting and served 18 months in federal prison. Vick returned to the NFL in 2009 (although many people regret this decision of his) and he claims to be a new man. Vick has been working in public outreach programs and said it would be wrong to close the door to owning a dog. Vick has now purchased a new dog now and claims that he needs to teach his children to develop a healthy relationship with animals. Vick claims to respect animal welfare and proposes to keep the health of animals in mind.

Olivia Haltom's curator insight, December 6, 2013 9:37 AM

this article is about michael Vick getting another dog, after getting in trouble for dog fighting.i feel like he did this, just so people will veiw him as a better person.