Animal Research : The Benefits Of Animal Testing

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Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year (Sharp). There are multiple alternatives than using lab animals, but labs still choose to use them. The lab animals are tortured for months or even years. Approximately 225 million animals are used for testing every year. Billions have been killed in the process. Isn’t it inhumane to use animals to test merchandise for humans? Many people say, “yes” to this question. However, scientists argue it is unavoidable and animal research can help save human lives. There are probable arguments for both sides. But the risk of using animals to test products for human use weighs an even greater risk than not using the animals. Alternatives are much more ethical. Even though humans can benefit from the testing, nevertheless, animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products because the pain, suffering, and deaths of these animals are not worth the possible human benefits; just three of many examples are it is unethical, it is bad science, and it is wasteful. Humans need animals to test their products for them to make sure they are ok for our health and don’t harm us. The medical benefits of animal research have been huge. Did you know that animal research played an important part in the development of penicillin, blood transfusions, anaesthetics, deep brain stimulation and insulin for diabetics (PETA)? Until such time as we can precisely mimic human and animal biology, and
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