PSY 100 Chapter Two

PSY 100 Chapter Two - Has Not Been Tested on Animals.”...

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Jared Restivo PSY 100 October 3, 2007 Chapter 2/ Movie Reflection During the film viewed in class, animals were put into experiments and positions unfamiliar to them natively. I am not a PETA person, nor am I an animal rights activist. However, I felt bad for the rats and I thought it was cruel. The rats were placed in small cages, and many of them were not exposed to light for weeks. When they were shown light, they looked generally pathetic as they walked around confused and disoriented. The exploitation just didn’t seem right to me. Humans are animals, just as rats are animals. If ethics won’t allow for humans to be put in unconventional situations that aren’t naturally occurring, it just does not seem moral to test on animals. On many bottles of shampoos and soap, there is a label that states, “This Product
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Unformatted text preview: Has Not Been Tested on Animals.” This is significant because it has the connotation that testing on animals is just not right. Using reverse psychology, this means animals should not be used for experiments. In jail, solitary confinement is an ultimate punishment, when the inmates are put into small confined spaces in complete darkness for long periods of time. Essentially, this is what was done to the rats. I don’t know how scientists can feel good about experiments where they put animals in solitary confinement for what I believe was up to seven weeks. It seems wrong and does not add up. I could not conduct those experiments, and although the results may be significant, so might the costs....
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