animal cruelty in science

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Kiara Kerr Zoology 101 Lab Alexis Rudd 28 November 2007 Animal Cruelty in Science I will be talking about how animals are sometimes abused or treated cruelly for scientific purposes. Scientists use so many animals each year and there are times when some of these animals get abused in the process of the experiment. When a scientist is accused of animal cruelty they usually have to go to a judge who decides if they are guilty or innocent and their punishment, and different judges decide different punishments. Also, many of these scientists have excuses or reason for why they should not be charged with animal cruelty. In my paper I will go over some of the different definitions that people have used for cruelty, cases where scientists have been accused of or charged with animal cruelty, and some of the excuses that are used for why these scientists should not be charged with animal cruelty. First of all, the actual definition of the word cruelty is. To further elaborate on this, the definition of cruel is disposed to inflict pain or suffering; devoid of humane feelings; or causing or conducive to injury, grief, or pain. [1] Obviously this definition is just in general and not focused towards animals or research animals to be specific. Well a judge in New Jersey said “Cruelty to my mind is the unjustifiable infliction of pain with the act having some malevolent or mischievous motive. There must be something willful or wanton about it,” when deciding if a scientist was guilty of animal cruelty or not. [2] Of course that was just what he thought cruelty was so it is not an actual scientific
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course ZOOL 101L taught by Professor Womersley during the Fall '07 term at Hawaii.

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