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    Through using the Pioneer Research Database, I was able to uncover lots of new information regarding animal testing. Animal testing has, in the last few years, become increasingly unpopular. According to the Pew

    Problems With Animal Testing

    Through using the Pioneer Research Database, I was able to uncover lots of new information regarding animal testing. Animal testing has, in the last few years, become increasingly unpopular. According to the Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans...

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    • This will be very helpful for us as finding this information can be significant

    • Very pleased to see these new technologies replacing animal testing!

    • This is interesting and all, but how long do you think it would take for such a system to be implemented. The thing about using animals is that, although the Tox21 can predict the outcome, that itself is the problem. While testing on lab rats (or any lab animal), we get to see some of the side effects since we have an idea on how it may affect us, since most of the things that kill rats can probably kill humans. Also, buying animals is cheaper for the labs, whereas the Tox21 is limited with how many calculations it can do at once. Even if we give it the benefit of the doubt, there’d be accessibility issues.

    • This is interesting because a lot of companies use animals to test their products.

    • Dear Mae,
      I did not think that animal cruelty was this bad. I’m glad you shared all this information because we need to stop killing and abusing animals. I think it is really cruel to be doing this to so many different kinds of animals. But I think some people would need to kill some animals because they might benefit from getting food or to make products. But, some people just abuse and kill animals and don’t even care about them.

    • Dear Mae, I am happy you wrote this post. It shoes just how bad animal cruelty is because a lot of people really dont know how animals are being used to test products that will hurt or kill them.

    • I thought this was pretty cool and I think it is good that they are moving away from animal testing.

  • Heidi, I really enjoyed your article. I have always known that veganism had benefits on the environment, but I didn’t know to what extent. I enjoyed learning about this. This has made me reconsider my life choices, and consider a vegetarian lifestyle. I would love to help the environment, and this seems an easy way to make a big difference.

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    Olivia I really enjoyed your article. I think it was well researched, and the statistics are very interesting. It is frightening to hear about the negative influences wildlife are experiencing. However, I am happy to hear that organizations are working to combat this. It isn’t a very well known threat, so thank you for educating me about it. I…Read More

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    Animal testing is immoral and should be eliminated. In our modern society animal testing has become obsolete, and there are many new promising replacements. Texas A&M University is helping to test tissue chips,

    Alternatives to Animal Testing

    Animal testing is immoral and should be eliminated. In our modern society animal testing has become obsolete, and there are many new promising replacements. Texas A&M University is helping to test tissue chips, which would be an alternative to...

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    • Thank for writing this article, I have never heard of tissue chips before. This seems like a great alternative to animal testing and I hope to see companies use this method in the future.

    • Dear Mae,
      I 100% agree with you that animal testing should stop. This tissue chip will hopefully decrease the number of animals harmed in laboratory testing. Animals have rights too even though they can’t fight for them like we do. One thing that stood out to me was “These chips could even be more effective than animal testing. ” This stood out to me because if the chips do turn out to be more accurate than animal testing, then it will be a win win situation for both humans and animals. This will help us because new medications might be found without harming any living thing. I am looking forward to what you post next. Thank you for your post.

    • Dear Mae :
      I am interested by your post “Alternatives to Animal Testing” because I have never liked the idea of Animal testing. I have never seen the difference between animal cruelty and testing. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Texas A&M University is helping to test tissue chips, which would be an alternative to human and animal testing. ” I think this is wonderful because I believe that Animal testing and animal cruelty are essentially the same. In both cases, animals can get seriously hurt, or even killed, for the sake of the human race. Another sentence that I enjoyed was: “ The National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS) has even given the university a $4.2 million dollar grant to continue their research.” This stood out for me because I think it is truly amazing that people are taking the next steps towards happiness for animals. Animals bring people so much joy, but this testing is hurting the delicate creatures of the wild. Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. The day I got my first pet, she was an all black cat. That day I did a bit if research on animals and found out that on halloween, black cats are often burned due to their rumoured bad luck. Also, out of animal tested cats, they are the most often tested on. To me, these two seem like the same thing. Either way,people believe no one will miss these creatures. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I feel very passionate about animal testing and think that it is truly wonderful that anyone would decide to help fight against this testing by trying to solve the problem that brings us to this cruelty. I hope to read about more alternatives or maybe some changes in the future.

  • Although climate change is a very real and scary thing, you post offers me a little hope. I hope that it is not too late to stop the Earth from deteriorating to levels we cannot come back from. It is nice to know that a few small actions that anyone can do can make a difference. I will be sure to instate some into my life. Thanks for this post. It…Read More

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