Argumentative Essay On Animal Testing

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The subject on animal testing has been a highly debated topic, with years of studies showing how many animals are forced into animal testing. Many scientists have been studying how many animals die, even showing that as many as, even more then, 100 million animals are killed in laboratories in the United States alone. This includes mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and even birds. That isn’t even including the ones that are still alive every day being tested on, forced into being tested on, trapped in cages being forced to eat and endure harsh chemicals.
In fact, even in the data collected by F. Barbara Orlans for her book, In the Name of Science: Issues in Responsible Animal Experimentation, she said that about sixty percent of all animals used in testing are used for biomedical research and product-safety testing. Many people would say the animals are more meant to be for companions, while others believe they are meant to just be used for the testing of their products.
Humans are known to benefit from animal testing and grow research industries, however the benefit of animal testing, does not outweigh the pain and suffering these animals are forced to endure every day. Some may see that the research does outweigh the harm of which they are doing to these animals, but others see animals as more than that, from a furry companion, to even a best friend. Two of the most commonly used tests are the Draize test and the LD50 test.
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