Animals for Testing

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Imagine a poor, tiny mouse sitting in a cage. It is crouching down in the corner, quivering in fear. It has been injected with medications in the process of being approved for human use. It is slowly and painfully dying. We use animals for testing new products, like medications and beauty products that we end up using. Why should animals be put through such pain and agony for something we need? We are selfish and think we are the superior species, so we use animals instead of us. In my opinion, animals should not be used for testing and researching new products. Each year, more than 100 million animals are killed during testing. Some of those animals end up dying before the experiment is even over. Others may survive through the experiment but end up dying shortly after. Most of the testing is a waste of time anyway. According to the Food and Drug Association (FDA), 92 out of 100 drug tests that are passed on animals end up failing in humans. If 92% of drug tests fail, what’s the use in testing on animals? It is misleading, and we end up wasting money and time. It only prolongs the suffering of people waiting for a cure. We rely too heavily on animals for testing, that if they drug fails, we won’t even give it a chance in humans. The drug could end up proving to be extremely helpful to humans. One example of this is the drug Lipitor. It failed during animal testing but was later proved to be effective in humans. If we would test medications in humans first, we wouldn’t have

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