Animal Testing And Why It Should Continue

1390 Words6 Pages
Isaiah Tuppince
Mr. Greer
English 2
October 21st, 2015
Animal Testing and Why It Should Continue Jeremy Bentham once said, “The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor, ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?’” Animal testing is becoming a conflict right now and I believe that Animal testing should be stopped because it is cruel and inhuman, Alternative testing technologies exist, the lack of reliability, and it is expensive. Another quote once said was by Martin Luther King Jr stating “Never, never be afraid to do what’s right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake” That quote is saying why do wrong when right can be done, especially when people and animals are involved. Animals have feelings and enjoy life as much as humans do so keeping them in captivity and testing drugs on them is cruel and inhuman. It is understandable that animal testing is helpful, and we can 't test drugs on humans, but when alternative testing options are available there is no reason to keep animals in captivity and test drug, harm, and kill them. Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) is a program that was designed to begin vitro testing. This program was established by Johns Hopkins. The CAAT was created in 1988 and funded by more than 70 corporations (Hunter). These corporations funded this program to change animal testing a find alternative ways to test drugs other than on animals. Millions of dollars were given to this program by these corporations to
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