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Question: Week 5discussion science
In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a
main pos…


week 5discussion science

In your own words, answer this unit’s discussion questions in a
main post (200 words), and respond to at least 2 other postings (75
words each).

At least 1 of your posts must reference the text or course
learning materials (e.g., “As mentioned in Chapter 2 of the course
textbook, prioritizing tasks is…” or “As mentioned in the
intellipath lesson for Unit 2…”).

After you have reviewed the Assignment Details below, click the
Discussion Board link under the My Work heading above to make your
post.

Review this tutorial on How to Post to the Discussion Board.

Animal Testing

Humans use animals for all sorts of things, like food, of
course, and companionship. They harvest all sorts of animal
products from wool and leather to glue and even heart valves.
Animals are used for many different services: guard dogs, therapy
animals, truffle-hunting pigs, polo ponies, and so on. In 1933,
more than a dozen women went blind after using Lash Lure mascara
(National Academy Press, 2004). The compounds in this product
literally burned their eyes and resulted in blindness and even
death in one case. This led to the use of animals for safety
testing of cosmetics. Today, animal testing for safety and efficacy
of drugs, sweeteners, food additives, and medical treatments is
commonplace. These uses are controversial, however, not only
because the animals may suffer during the process and are often
euthanized at the end of a test, but because even closely related
mammals do not respond to drugs or toxins the same way humans do
much of the time. Mice models are often used for safety testing,
but they may not be the best choice.

This video may help you decide: Should We Trust Studies On
Mice?

Use this article to help shape your opinion on animal testing:
Pros and Cons of Animal Testing: (Helpful or Harmful?)

Now choose ONE of the following topics:

Volkswagen exhaust testing on monkeys

Testing the safety of cosmetics

Alzheimer’s treatments tested in animals

Answer the following four questions as they
relate to your chosen topic:

Explain the rationale and main benefit of the testing process
you chose.

Debate whether this use of animals is necessary or
worthwhile.

Is there an alternative to this testing?

Is there some animal that it is okay to test on—insects, worms,
fish, mice, and so on? Where do you draw the line?

Use at least 1 credible source to support the arguments
presented in your post.

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