WAR, TERRORISM, AND COUNTERTERRORISM
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Some people wonder whether animals are slaughtered painlessly, and anyone who has followed a truckload of cattle must know that farm animals are transported in very crowded conditions; but few suspect that transportation and slaughter are anything more than the brief and inevitable conclusion of a life of ease and contentment, a life that contains the natural pleasures of animal existence without the hardships that wild animals must endure in the struggle for survival. Every advance in medicine every new drug, new operation, new therapy of any kind must sooner or later be tried on a living being for the first time. Prohibiting the use of live animals in biomedical research, therefore, or sharply restricting it, must result either in the blockage of much valuable research or in the replacement of animal subjects with human subjects. Finally, inconsistency between the profession and the practice of many who oppose research using animals deserves comment.