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Question: dont you think your time would be spent better on something else other than animals?
Asked by doctorp to Indi on 13 Mar 2012.
answered on 13 Mar 2012:
Hi doctorp, no, I think my job is relevant and useful. The reason for doing the work is important and will be beneficial so I think I am spending my time very wisely. What are your views about it? Do you think I should do something else? Why?
doctorp commented on 14 Mar 2012:
i think your time would be better spent trying to improve the lives of normal people not animals because nature desides what animals do, if they want to change it should be their choice not ours.
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Indi commented on 14 Mar 2012:
@doctorp, it is try to help people that animals are studied to understand the basics as we are not allowed to do many experiments on people and using stem cells from people is also very restricted. there are lots of things we can understand by doing this. even researching teeny tiny fruit flies tells us a lot about how something works in humans! i did research using fruit flies for my PhD. do you still think work on animals should not be done if it helps people? it helps other animals as well.
doctorp commented on 16 Mar 2012:
so what your sayin is as long as it helps us it dont matter what happens to the animals well i thinks u should leav the animals alone and just work on us without involving animals it woudl decrease the risk of animals being hurt or injured and would eventually help us in the end
Indi commented on 16 Mar 2012:
@doctorp unfortunately we cannot do that aas we are not allowed to experiment on people very much. The animals are not mistreated and looked after very well. There are lots of laws that very strictly control the work done on animals and people that don’t follow it are fined or can even be sent to prison – so you see, any research done using animals is never taken lightly and very tightly regulated.
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