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27th Jun '16 3:27:16 PM Eglamore
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On the other hand, many dogs, cats, rats and other sentient creatures have suffered tremendously and died because of animal experimentation (sometimes for trivial reasons) when there may be [[http://www.aavs.org/researchProblems.html better scientific alternatives]]. Most modern laboratories and institutions establish an [[http://www.iacuc.org/aboutus.htm Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee]] to ensure that all animal testing is done responsibly and with a minimum number of animals used to gather good scientific data.

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On the other hand, many dogs, cats, rats and other sentient creatures have suffered tremendously and died because of animal experimentation (sometimes for trivial reasons) when there may be [[http://www.aavs.org/researchProblems.html better scientific alternatives]]. Most modern laboratories and institutions establish an [[http://www.iacuc.org/aboutus.htm Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee]] to ensure that all animal testing is done responsibly and with a minimum number of animals used to gather good scientific data.
26th May '16 7:40:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* The SAL project in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' clearly involved cruelty to animals; the monkey test subject was let go after Judai's teacher and animal lover "convinced" its handlers to do so ("convinced" them by threatening to have them arrested, that is).
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25th May '16 11:10:58 PM Sharlee
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'': The animation in the laboratory, and the effects of the concoction given to the rats and mice, are pretty nightmarish.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'': The animation in the laboratory, and the effects of the concoction given to the rats and mice, are pretty nightmarish. Notably, the injections to which the animals are subjected are of a ''much'' larger volume than could ever be given to such rodents without killing them in RealLife, suggesting that the lab-flashbacks are subjective memory, not objective fact.
30th Apr '16 10:11:59 PM nombretomado
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* The anti-animal testing episode of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' saw Dr. Blight testing cosmetics on animals ForTheEvulz.

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* The anti-animal testing episode of ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' saw Dr. Blight testing cosmetics on animals ForTheEvulz.
10th Apr '16 5:34:31 AM Flynt_Coal
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* {{Ferngully}} doesn't just pack in enviromental issues - it shoves in the anti-animal-testing ones too, with the brutally-treated Batty Koda entering the "Batty Rap" which actually had some of the gorier imagery cut from it. Examples used in the song were mostly cosmetic, but the plot-affecting device was the radio antennae implanted in his head which sent him insane.


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* {{Ferngully}} doesn't just pack in enviromental issues - it shoves in the anti-animal-testing ones too, with the brutally-treated Batty Koda entering the "Batty Rap" which actually had some of the gorier imagery cut from it. Examples used in the song were mostly cosmetic, but the plot-affecting device was the radio antennae implanted in his head which sent him insane.
5th Mar '16 1:13:39 PM StFan
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* Another cosmetics-testing example, back when it was making headlines: a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' story arc had Opus thinking his mother was one of these for Mary Kay cosmetics. He ends up caught between the Mary Kay commandos and a terrorist animal-freedom group in a shootout.
* ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'' has a story called "The Experiment", in which the cat protagonist (supposedly an earlier life of Garfield) is given an injection that eventually turns him into a dog.
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* Another cosmetics-testing example, back when it was making headlines: a ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' story arc had Opus thinking his mother was one of these for Mary Kay cosmetics. He ends up caught between the Mary Kay commandos and a terrorist animal-freedom group in a shootout.
* ''ComicBook/GarfieldHis9Lives'' had a story called 'The Experiment', in which the cat protagonist (supposedly an earlier life of Garfield) was given an injection that eventually turned him into a dog.

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* ''PetShopOfHorrors'' throws a huge surprise the readers' way when it turns out that Count D - who would seem to be the first person that would start lecturing a scientist - is actually fairly laid back on the animal testing issue. When Chris expresses dismay that a monkey has to die in order to give a dictator a new heart, T-chan and D merely remind him of the law of the jungle - something has to die so that something else can live. When the donor monkey is kidnapped, D takes no steps to save it. At the end of the story [[spoiler: the monkey is used as a heart donor, but instead of going to the dictator, it goes to a cute little girl - the daughter of the man who stole the monkey.]]. While a generally upbeat ending, the writer includes DramaticIrony that makes it quite painful when the little girl waves bye-bye to "Mister Monkey", telling him to come play with her again.

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* ''PetShopOfHorrors'' ''Anime/PetShopOfHorrors'' throws a huge surprise the readers' way when it turns out that Count D - -- who would seem to be the first person that would start lecturing a scientist - -- is actually fairly laid back laid-back on the animal testing issue. issue.
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When Chris expresses dismay that a monkey has to die in order to give a dictator a new heart, T-chan and D merely remind him of the law of the jungle - -- something has to die so that something else can live. When the donor monkey is kidnapped, D takes no steps to save it. At the end of the story [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the monkey is used as a heart donor, but instead of going to the dictator, it goes to a cute little girl - -- the daughter of the man who stole the monkey.]]. While a generally upbeat ending, the writer includes DramaticIrony that makes it quite painful when the little girl waves bye-bye to "Mister Monkey", telling him to come play with her again.



** Another Akino manga, ''Genju No Seiza'', features a plotline where the animals killed via animal testing start possessing living animals in the area. Again, it's technically ambiguous - Fuuto can hear the animals' torment as they die, frightened and in agony...but can also sense the lead doctor's desire/desperation to save people who otherwise face a slow death. The doctor pulls the "well, you eat meat, don't you?" card, stopping Fuuto in his tracks as he berates the doctor. However, the doctor appears to be operating illegally (using an AbandonedHospital), and his gene splicing results in an unnatural hell-beast that cannot be calmed by any of the Guardian Beasts, and which ultimately attacks Fuuto. Coupled with the test subjects' desperate cries for help that are repeated throughout the chapter...''Genju'' comes out slightly more on the animals' side than ''Petshop''.

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** * Another Akino manga, ''Genju No Seiza'', features a plotline where the animals killed via animal testing start possessing living animals in the area. Again, it's technically ambiguous - -- Fuuto can hear the animals' torment as they die, frightened and in agony...but can also sense the lead doctor's desire/desperation to save people who otherwise face a slow death. The doctor pulls the "well, you eat meat, don't you?" card, stopping Fuuto in his tracks as he berates the doctor. However, the doctor appears to be operating illegally (using an AbandonedHospital), and his gene splicing results in an unnatural hell-beast that cannot be calmed by any of the Guardian Beasts, and which ultimately attacks Fuuto. Coupled with the test subjects' desperate cries for help that are repeated throughout the chapter...''Genju'' comes out slightly more on the animals' side than ''Petshop''. \n\n[[AC:ComicBooks]]
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* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', in the very beginning. The AnimalWrongsGroup aren't treated as anything other than wrong for setting the ZombieApocalypse upon the world. Then again, it also wouldn't have been an issue if the scientists hadn't been making [[MadScientist zombie chimps]] in the first place.
** "Zombie chimps" weren't the scientists' main objective, but it was still ironic the end result in trying to neutralize violent impulses.
* In 90s teen movie ''DriveMeCrazy'', the tension between the main character and his ex girlfriend centers around this. She is against animal testing and wants to attend a protest, and he declines. She becomes angry and breaks up with him, but it turns out that he declined because his mother died of cancer and might have been saved through advances in animal testing.
* In ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'', the scientist uses the results of his research to help his dementia-addled father, but the drug company he works for is really only in it [[MoneyDearBoy for the money]] to start off with, and Cesear's heightened intelligence does little more than alienate him from both apes and humans [[spoiler: until he infects the other apes with the virus]].

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* Ratbert from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' started out as a test subject. The scientist he works for is a bit odd, but did have to be careful, since Ratbert was his ''only'' test subject. Ratbert eventually left him, before the comic moved to its more business setting.
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* ''Film/TwentyEightDaysLater'', in the very beginning. The AnimalWrongsGroup aren't treated as anything other than wrong for setting the ZombieApocalypse upon the world. Then again, it also wouldn't have been an issue if the scientists hadn't been making [[MadScientist zombie chimps]] in the first place.
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place. "Zombie chimps" weren't the scientists' main objective, but it was still ironic it was the end result in trying to neutralize violent impulses.
* In 90s '90s teen movie ''DriveMeCrazy'', ''Film/DriveMeCrazy'', the tension between the main character and his ex girlfriend centers around this. She is against animal testing and wants to attend a protest, and he declines. She becomes angry and breaks up with him, but it turns out that he declined because his mother died of cancer and might have been saved through advances in animal testing.
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In ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'', the scientist uses the results of his research to help his dementia-addled father, but the drug company he works for is really only in it [[MoneyDearBoy for the money]] to start off with, and Cesear's heightened intelligence does little more than alienate him from both apes and humans [[spoiler: until he infects the other apes with the virus]].




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* On ''{{Series/Dollhouse}},'' Caroline, Echo's original personality, was a member of an AnimalWrongsGroup. On the one hand she's correct, Rossum ''is'' experimenting on animals (and people) in numerous disturbing and illegal ways, though Caroline herself is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] as being fairly radical and dangerous, especially as she learns more about Rossum and becomes a KnightTemplar terrorist.
-->'''Echo:''' You're saying {Caroline}'s evil?
-->'''Adelle:''' Worse. An idealist.

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* On ''{{Series/Dollhouse}},'' ''Series/{{Dollhouse}},'' Caroline, Echo's original personality, was a member of an AnimalWrongsGroup. On the one hand she's correct, Rossum ''is'' experimenting on animals (and people) in numerous disturbing and illegal ways, though Caroline herself is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] as being fairly radical and dangerous, especially as she learns more about Rossum and becomes a KnightTemplar terrorist.
-->'''Echo:''' You're saying {Caroline}'s evil?
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* Ratbert from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' started out as a test subject. The scientist he works for is a bit odd, but did have to be careful, since Ratbert was his ''only'' test subject. Ratbert eventually left him, before the comic moved to its more business setting.

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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' combines this with WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. Experiments on the sapient, shapechanging Beings (sometimes appearing in animal form, sometimes human) are not regulated at all. Characters have different views on whether this is more or less justifiable than animal testing.
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* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' combines this with WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. Experiments on the sapient, shapechanging Beings (sometimes appearing in animal form, sometimes human) are not regulated at all. Characters have different views on whether this is more or less justifiable than animal testing.

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\n[[AC:Webcomics]]\n* ''Webcomic/ButImACatPerson'' combines this with WhatMeasureIsANonHuman. Experiments on the sapient, shapechanging Beings (sometimes appearing in animal form, sometimes human) are not regulated at all. Characters have different views on whether this is more or less justifiable than animal testing.[[/folder]]
5th Jan '16 4:26:18 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Part of Mr. Boynton's job as a Biology Teacher is to experiment on animals. ForScience, of course. Miss Brooks seems slightly squeamish about the whole thing. It's played for laughs, if anything. One episode, "New Girl In Town", has Miss Brooks assist Mr. Boynton bury mice killed for the cause in the school athletic field. Harriet Conklin, jealous of and attempting to scare off said new girl, implies to the girl's mother that Mr. Boynton and Miss Brooks are burying ''human'' victims.
28th Nov '15 4:48:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'' - the book that ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' above is based on - is more neutral. It's still the rats' point of view, but the experiment is depicted more like a real one would be, even citing--of all things for a kids' book featuring cute critters--a ''control group''.

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* ''Literature/MrsFrisbyAndTheRatsOfNIMH'' - the book that ''TheSecretOfNIMH'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'' above is based on - is more neutral. It's still the rats' point of view, but the experiment is depicted more like a real one would be, even citing--of all things for a kids' book featuring cute critters--a ''control group''.
28th Nov '15 4:47:51 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSecretOfNimh'': The animation in the laboratory, and the effects of the concoction given to the rats and mice, are pretty nightmarish.

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* ''TheSecretOfNimh'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh'': The animation in the laboratory, and the effects of the concoction given to the rats and mice, are pretty nightmarish.
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