Pros And Cons For Animal Testing

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Bill #2
General Debate
I am in strong support of this bill because animal testing is a dated and cruel method. The anatomic, metabolic, and cellular differences between animals and people make animals poor models for human beings.The entire concept of animal testing is based on the fact that the discoveries found when an innocent animal is tested on can be applied to human beings. Thomas Hartung, Professor of evidence-based toxicology at Johns Hopkins University, argues for alternatives to animal testing because "we are not 70 kg rats.” Humane Society International compared a variety of animal tests with their in vitro counterparts. An "unscheduled DNA synthesis" animal test costs $32,000 while the in vitro alternative costs $11,000. A "rat phototoxicity test" costs $11,500, whereas the non-animal equivalent costs $1,300. A "rat uterotrophic assay" costs $29,600, while the corresponding in vitro test costs $7,200. A two-species lifetime cancer study can cost from $2 million to $4 million, and the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends
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Amendments to Bill #2- Committee room 3

In section 2 omit to make profit from the defintion of a company

New sec. Animal shall be defined as a living organism that feeds on organic matter, typically having specialized sense organs and nervous system and able to respond rapidly to stimuli.

Sec. 3 Animal testing is the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study.

New sec. A commercial business is defined as a business or individual who provides a service or sells physical products.

Sec 6. An agency in violation of this bill shall be fined as follows: 1st offense:500,000 fine 2nd offense:The USDA will suspend product manufacturing from that company for 1 year 3rd offense: The company will be shut
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