Sacred Cows and Golden Geese

Sacred Cows and Golden Geese

The Human Cost of Experiments on Animals

Book - 2000
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Cancer has long been cured in mice but not in people. Why? Successful laboratory treatments and cures for one species don't necessarily result in cures for humans. But, because practice has become economically entrenched within medical industry, animal experimentation -against all medical evidence- continues.The human benefits of animal experimentation- a bedrock of the scientific age- is a myth perpetuated by an amorphous but insidious network of multibillion-dollar special interests: research facilities, drug companies, universities, scientisits, and even cage manufacturers.C.Ray Greek, MD, and veterniary dermatologist, Jean Swingle Gree, DMV, show how the public has been deliberately misled and blow the lid off the vested-interest groups whose hidden agendas put human health at risk.

Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2000.
ISBN: 9780826412263
0826412262
Branch Call Number: 179.4 G793
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Greek, Jean Swingle

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Oct 25, 2012

This is a riveting book, which I highly recommend. In particular, I had no idea how the transplanting of animal organs into humans risks introducing a disease of proportions potentially bigger than AIDS or Ebola. You will learn a lot about why experimentation on animal is white-coat welfare, and harmful to humans. Can you believe that countries that do not require medical testing on animals do not have higher mortality rates from medications? And that these countries have access to medications earlier, resulting in thousands and thousands of saved lives (or lives that have not been saved in countries that require testing)? This book is a bit academic but easy to read and gripping. This one is worth signing out!

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