Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned

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Should animals really be used for practicing medicine, cosmetics, and diseases that only inflict pain and suffering on them? Animal testing is controversial because scientists believe that the tests are doing a good deed to society by using animals to test products that may not be safe to humans, but animal testing is an inhuman practice and is animal abuse. The animals that are being used for the testing are the ones that do not cause harm to us and even help balance the ecosystem such as rats, rabbits, cats, snakes, cows, sheep, etc. Animals should not be used in this manner, there are much safer uses that can benefit humans that do not allow animals to suffer in such ways. Dogs and cats make great family house pets, cows provide us with dairy products, rabbits fertilize and graze the grass, and so on and so forth. So why do experimenters feel that it is okay to take them from their natural habitat and perform procedures that do not guarantee results? First of all, researchers use animals for all sorts of vaccines and medical testing. This results in mutations and infertile offspring along with other complications. Farm animals are the biggest victim when it comes to mutations in their offspring. Researchers are trying to improve food products by remodeling how farm animal’s reproductive systems work. “Cows, which normally bear one calf at a time, have been retooled to have twins and triplets, which often emerge weakened or deformed, dying in such numbers that even

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