Why do we experiment on animals?

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Author's Note: Why do we experiment on animals?

When I say it's "less ethically risky" to conduct testing and experimentation on animals, I understand it's a loaded phrase. Animal testing is inherently controversial -- second only, perhaps, to human experimentation.

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