Animal Rights: Animal Experimentation

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Animal experimentation is the use of non-human animals in experiments. Animal experimentation also known as animal testing had established way back into the second century A.D. A Roman physician, named Galen started to perform endless animal experiments. (Safer Medicines.) On the other hand, the first major animal experiments occurred in the nineteenth century. Luis Pasteur administered anthrax to sheep. Anthrax is a bacterial disease that affects the skin and lungs in sheep and cattle, so Pasteur was responsible for this bacterial disease in these animals. Another man known as Ivan Pavlov conducted experiments on dogs and tested how their memory works with repetitive tasks. (Murnaghan) In 1922, there was a breakthrough in animal …show more content…
(Animals Are Not Ours To Experiment On.) Which means that 3 tests performed on animals are ineffective, at showing whether or not the drug would be safe for humans. Knowing this, we are STILL neglecting, torturing, and mutilating these helpless animals. Cancer was cured in the mouse more than 10 years ago.. but results were applicable to humans. Mice aren’t little tiny men to begin with, we have nothing in common with these creatures, despite the fact that we are definitely a living being. Causing unnatural diseases in animals isn’t helping to save our own. (Animals Are Not Ours To Experiment On.) There isn’t any law that prohibits any test that can be done to animals, no matter how cruel or painful, or most importantly how useless the test is. Animals are confined to cages and denied food or water. They have chemicals rubbed in their eyes and skin.. Now you may think where do these animals come from? These animals come from warehouses, animal shelters, and even in some cases from people’s backyards. (Animals Are Not Ours To Experiment On.) Animals do not have the rights as we do because they are incapable of fulfilling the duties that accompany such rights. People say that “God” granted humans a higher status than animals and encourages people to use animals. (Gale) Just because animals can’t speak for themselves don’t certain people think that they would speak up if they could?
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