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Medical Charities - Support Compassion, Not Suffering

Medical Charities - Support Compassion, Not Suffering

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MedicalResearch
NOTSUFFERINGSUPPORTCOMPASSION
 
Medicalcharitiesplayanimportantrolewhenitcomestohumanhealth,yetmanyofthem,includingCancerResearchUK,theBritishHeartFoundation,theAlzheimer’sSocietyandParkinson’sUK,conductorfundinvasiveresearchonanimals.However,thereisabetterway.
 
CANCER
Cancersareinducedartificiallyinanimals.Thismaybedonebyexposingthemtoradiationorcancer-causingchemicals,injectingthemwithtumourcells,oralteringananimal’sgenetics.
Theresultingtumourscausegreatsufferingandare,inanycase,markedlydifferentfromnaturalhumancancers.Inaddition,animalresponsestocarcinogenscanbeveryunlikeourown.Forexample,thelinkbetweensmokingandlungcancerwasfirstobservedinpeople,butalmostalleffortsover50yearstoproducesmoking-relatedlungcancerinanimalsfailed.Consequently,vitalhealthwarningsweredelayedformanyyears.Giventhisbackground,itishardlysurprisingthatanimalresponsestopotentialcancertherapiesalsodifferfromthoseinhumans.TheinfluentialUSNationalCancerInstituteadmitsthatvaluabletreatmentshaveprobablybeenlostduetoanimalexperiments.Experimentsofteninvolvecuttingopenhealthydogs’chestsanddamagingtheirhearts.Inonerecentstudy,researchersadministeredadrugsupposedlytosimulateadisturbanceoftheheartrhythmseeninhumans.Otherdrugswerethentestedfortheirabilitytorestorenormalrhythm.Aconditioncalledventricularfibrillationisatypeofdisturbanceofheartrhythm,andacommoncauseofsuddencardiacdeathinhumans(wheretheheartunexpectedlystopsbeating).Pigs’anddogsheartsareconsideredthebest‘model’forstudyingthisailment,andyettheartificiallyinducedventricularfibrillationinthemappearstobesignificantlydifferentfromtheconditioninhumans.
Heartdiseaseinhumansisoftencausedbycholesteroldepositsonarterywalls,whichcanleadtocloggedbloodvesselsandheartattacks.Itisvirtuallyimpossibletoreproducethisindogs,andyettheyarefrequentlyusedforheartresearch.Whilemostbraindisordersareuniquetohumans,monkeysarefrequentlyusedinshockingexperimentsaimedatunderstandingandseekingaremedyforParkinson’sdiseaseandotherneurologicalconditions.
Atypicalexperimentinvolvesinjectingdestructivechemicalsintomonkeys’brains,therebycausingbraindamageinanattempttorecreatethesymptomsofdementia.Differenttreatmentsmaythenbetrialledtoassesstheireffects.However,Lewybodies,agenerallyrecognisedmarkerforthediseaseinhumans,areeithernotseen,oronlyveryinfrequently,intheaffectedbrainregionsofprimates.And,whilstParkinson’sbecomesprogressivelyworseinhumans,thechemically-inducedmarmosetversiondemonstratesgradualrecovery.Astheconditionsarecausedartificially,studyingthemcan,inanycase,telluslittleofdirectrelevanceaboutthecauseandprogressionofthediseaseinpeople.Non-invasiveresearchthatisspecifictothehumanbrainisneededifanyrealprogressistobemadewiththesedisorders.
HEARTDISEASEBRAINDISORDERS
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Notonlyisanimalresearchharmfultoanimals,itisalsopotentiallyharmfultopeople.
Drugsthatareshowntobesafeinanimalsmaylaterprovetobedangerousinhumans,whilevaluablecuresandtreatmentscanbemissediftheyfailinanimaltests.

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