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Animal research benefits

Sherry Pauly pauly at neuro.fsu.edu
Wed Jun 1 12:58:53 EST 1994


>animal protection considerations, well-informed scientists argue
>persuasively that, while cruel animal-based research has had some
                                                              ^^^^
                              I would replace this with *countless*

>achievements, a portion of which could be achieved in no other way, such
                 ^^^^^^^
        I would replace this with *overwhelming majority*

>animal research nevertheless receives a greater portion of public funds
>than it merits relative to other potential expenditures to improve public
>health. 
>Stephen Ronan       sbr at world.std.com

Where are your figures?  What about the incredible advances in cardiac 
procedures, immunization, pasteurization, diabetes, alzheimer's, almost any 
visual ailment -- not to mention that almost all veterinary procedures were 
created and/or improved through the use of animals in research.  Perhaps 
there wouldn't be such a waste of animal research dollars if the animal 
rights extremists weren't causing millions of dollars to be diverted to 
security and rebuilding after labs (and years of research) are destroyed.

I work in a lab where we use cats as our model (as well as humans) and our 
cats are *never* treated cruelly and *never* subjected to pain.  Take a 
reality check.  If you are taking any medications, you're benefitting from 
animal research.

Sherry Pauly

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