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1). Should animal research be limited to research that investigates cures for terminal illnesses, or should they continue to be used in any Institutional Review Board (I.R.B.) approved research?

2). Do you feel that using animals for research is any different from using animals for food?

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1). As long as animal research is conducted morally and ethically, I am supportive if the studies are used to assess all cures, not just for terminal illnesses. I support Institutional Review Board (I.R.B.) approved research since it seems to conform to strong monitoring and provisions as in this mandate, for example, "The AWRs stipulate that the veterinarian attend to not only the physical health of animals, but also the psychological well-being of nonhuman primates, and exercise for dogs. The plan for canine exercise ...

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