Animal Testing Is Animal Cruelty

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Taylor Petty
12/2/2015
English 099
Mr. Adamoschek
Is it cruel to use Animals to Test Human products?
Approximately 225 million animals are used for testing every year. Billions have been killed in the process. ("Questions and Answers About Biomedical Research.”) How can this be allowed? Isn’t it cruel to use animals to test products for humans? Many animal rights activists say, “yes” to this question. However, scientists argue it is necessary and animal research can help save human lives. There are probable arguments for both sides. But the dangers of using animals to test products for human use weighs an even greater risk than not using the animals. Alternatives are much more ethical.
Over the years, scientists have used
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Sometimes the animals can be adopted out or sent to rescue facilities to live out the remainder of their lives; but this is a rare occasion. In 2000 a National Sanctuary was created for chimpanzees used in any testing. ("Questions and Answers About Biomedical Research.”) although some animals can be given a second chance they will still suffer through the remainder of their lives. In some cases, even after the animals are put through all the pain and suffering, the substances tested may never actually get used for anything useful. This is one reason why so many people are against this practice. It is as if the animals must die in vain after all they had to go through, just for the substance to never receive approval nor see public consumption or use. Another issue is the price of animal testing. The process is very expensive. Every animal needs to be fed, housed, cared for and treated with drugs or a similar experimental substance. Not only that but many times the experiment must be repeated more than once and over a long time span. The cost of the animals themselves must also be factored into the expense of the process, along with all the workers’ wages. (“Using Animals for Testing: Pros Versus Cons.”) With today’s advances in technology and knowledge using animals to test on is unnecessary. Alternatives have been found

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