Animals as Instruments

602 Words Feb 19th, 2018 2 Pages
While no anesthetics were known to exist at this time, live pigs, goats and monkeys were dissected in hopes of learning about the human body and how it works. With few intervals in time, the experiments on animals have continued up to the present day. Although several improvements in medical science were accredited to the use of animals, animals should not be used for medical research.
Morally, causing any kind of animal pain or discomfort, whether natural or non-natural, is wrong. More than 100 million animals every year die and suffer in cruel food, chemical, drug, and cosmetic tests as well as in medical training, biology lessons, exercises, and interest-motivated medical experiments at many universities. Precise numbers aren’t available because rats, birds, and mice are not protected by even the minimal protections of the Animal Welfare Act and consequently go uncounted. There is no relevant difference between animals and humans that rationalizes discounting animals from moral concern. Remarkably, what we do to animals matters to them. Charles Darwin first agreed that animals not only feel pain, but the full range of emotions seen in humans: loneliness, boredom, fear, anxiety, frustration and etc.
Animal experimentation is not as reliable or necessary as you may think .Rats are 37% effective in identifying what causes humans cancer. You have a…

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