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    • ANIMAL TESTING Chelsea, Melissa,
    • soooo…what exactly is animal testing ?
      • There are three main types of animal testing…
    • PRODUCT TESTING
      • Test safety of products after consumption
      • Usually cosmetic testing
    • RESEARCH
      • Performed for advancements in medicine and science
      • Usually experiments with new drugs
    • EDUCATION & TRAINING
      • Range from high school dissection to training medical students at Uni
    • wait…what exactly is the law on animal testing in Australia?
      • Legal
      • Laws to ensure protection of animal welfare
      • Different in each state & territory
      • All require testing be approved by an authority
    • The National Health & Medical Research Council’s Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
    • The basis for all practices and procedures. The code ensures that testing is:
      • Valid
      • Humane
      • Justifiable
      • Considerate
    • but…is animal testing , especially for pharmaceutical products, a good or bad thing?
    • THE ARGUMENT AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING
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      • Testing is cruel to animals
      • Many tests result in pain, suffering and even death of the animal
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      • Animal testing is no longer necessary because there are many alternatives
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