Category: Society

Why We Never Need To Experiment On Animals

The United Kingdom Independence Parties spokesperson on the Environment Andrew Charalambous is a huge supporter of animal welfare and you can find out more from his blog

There are millions and possibly billions of animals that have been used all over the world in scientific experiments. From sending a monkey to space a doomed flight, to the military using animals to test biological weapons and firing practices; mankind has shown little empathy if any towards animals. Yet, there isn’t much evidence that using animals for experiments has helped mankind achieve much. Let us look at some of the reasons why it is futile and cruel to use animals for our selfish interests;

To begin with, what is considered as traditional animal testing is quite expensive. Additionally, it is very time-consuming. It requires a lot of resources, one of them being live animals. For instance, a laboratory will need to breed over 50 mice, in order to carry out a single test, before making a factual conclusion.

Secondly, scientists themselves have differed over the similarity of the genetical composition in man and animals. One school of thought argues that diseases and conditions that affect man hardly affect animals. Thus relying on animals to learn how man would respond to a certain infection or drug is plainly erroneous!

  • Heart diseases and lung cancer are some of the most common diseases in the world today. Lung cancer is mostly caused by smoking while most heart complications are caused by sedentary lifestyles. To then take an animal, lock it in a cage, and expose it to cigarette smoke and nicotine just so as to see how it affects them is cruel and futile!
  • Nowadays, other alternatives and techniques canbe used for experiments rather than live animals. Some of these techniques such as toxicology methods and cell culture give very high accuracy rates of between 80-85%. On the contrary, animal tests meant to mimic real life scenarios with a human being, are only 5-25% accurate.
  • When rodents are used to identify the causes of cancer in humans, only 37% effectiveness is witnessed. It is such an inconclusive test considering how badly cancer is spreading and how fast it’s killing people. Surprisingly, the rodents that are used as experiments never get the human form of cancer, carcinomas. Instead, they get the type of cancer – sarcomas – that affect their connective tissues and their bones.
  • Some of the conditions that animals are exposed to in the name of scientific tests include changes in light, their diet change, the temperature change, bedding and being separated from their families. Some of these tests are brutal and cruel; injecting live animals with a poison to see how it could affect humans, depriving animals of sleep to see how the body reacts to lack of sleep, all these are cruel.
  • Another very contradictory factor that should make us not to experiment on animals is the fact that the sex differences of the animals in the lab usually cause inconsistent results. It is not the case in humans. Also, the stroke and heart attack causing component in humans – Vioxx – is the same element that has been shown to have numerous health benefits in the heart of monkeys, mice, dogs and many other experimental animals.

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Why You Need a Fitted Wardrobe

There are many different styles of Wardrobe available from single, double, walk in wardrobes and fitted.

Fitted wardrobes or are crucial for re-energising a bedroom with brightening colours moreover they can also acquire 30% to 40% more storage that can take more clothes or anything of significance that needs more space. They come with many particular styles that are attractive & practical with designs that are already installed in most urban house worldwide today. They are composed of standard units in a range of sizes that combine to give the storage you require. Any gaps between the modules and the wall or ceiling can be covered with framing or panels. You can plan for the wardrobe interior by determining the proportions of drawer, shelf and hanging space needed. Special racks for items such as shoes, scarves and ties, beyond any doubt wardrobes helps you save your clothes or whatever you need without tacking dust or being distorted by anybody around. They come in range of sizes that can take any space no matter how your bedroom or extra room looks like they are mostly installed by designers who operate according to their own price.

Their designs keeps your room very minimalistic and modern.
● Space saving feature that gives more storage space to stack away whatever you want.
● They have a wide range of designs you can choose from meant for different use.
● They are quite affordable due to their sleek design which is definitely worth every penny.
● They take small spaces so there is no need to leave a large space.
● needs help to install.
● takes a little effort to maintain.
Fitted wardrobes are quite elegant for a bedroom or a house that needs a little modern look and space there is no reason not to equip your bedroom with one of these. Their designs are color wise beautiful, so get out there and buy one of this for an affordable price.

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Why Hire a Magician for Your Party?

Are you planning an event and are looking for something a little different to entertain your guests during the day or evening? If so you may wish to consider booking a Magician to perform.

A magician is perfect for weddings, Birthday parties and kids events and can be a surprise for guests that are arriving as they will be entertained immediately.

Of course there are a few different types of acts that you can book from a stage act to a close up artist that will move around the venue to different people or groups. This is more personal than a stage act as the guest is involved directly rather that watch a person up on from afar. Hiring a close up artist will leave your guest amazed and it is a great way to get people interacting with each other.

A close up magician can perform a number of tricks with cards, coins or adapt to the theme of the party.

So how do you go about hiring a professional magician?

The best way to find a performer is to complete some research online. You will need to search for phrases similar to good magician London or add whatever town you are from. Look at the list of performers available and visit there websites. look for reviews from past customers to see if that particular performer will suit your needs as different performers will have their own style. You may be able to view a demonstration of the act on their website to get an idea of how good they are.

For an example of some close up magic, watch the YouTube clip below!