For many years, the field of science has used animals in medical experiments worldwide, because of this innocent animals are being killed everyday. They are being tested with new drugs, new treatments, and by many makeup companies. Connecticut recently celebrated the passage of the “Beagle Freedom Law”, a law that requires laboratories to work with charities and rescue groups to find homes for research cats and dogs. Animals are being tested so humans do not have to be but animal tests do not reliably predict results in human beings, although animals are the closest thing to humans. Most experiments involving animals are flawed, wasting the lives of innocent animal subjects. Over 100 million animals suffer a year from testing. Testing animals is a lot more expensive than alternative methods and it is wasting government research dollars. Animal testing is not only a bad idea, but it is also inhuman and it should not be tolerated. The FDA should stop allowing animal testing. An animal does not give out the same results on a test than a human would.
However, there are some good effects that come with animal testing. One of the great effects is that we will be able to find a cure for diseases that though could ever be cured. It has advanced in the medical field by curing diseases, for animals and humans. "In pharmaceuticals, animals have benefited from medications used to prevent or treat such life-threatening ailments as rabies, distemper, feline leukemia, tetanus, and hepatitis" (Wright & Hoagland). They
Imagine that you woke up one morning and discovered that your favorite pet was gone, and later found out that it was kidnapped, sold into experimentation, and later discovered that your pet had died from animal testing. How would you feel? Because according to Daniel Engber in his article “Where’s Pepper?” this happened to a farmer back in 1965 where his dog Pepper got kidnaped and later died of experimentation. As far back as ancient Greek writing we have been testing on animals and there have been strong feelings from both sides. Those who are for animal testing say animal testing has made some great medicines like vaccines for hepatitis B and C. And those who are against animal testing say that it is cruel and inhumane, that there are other methods, and animals are so different that it’s a waste of time and money. It is clear that overall that animal testing is bad because it is a waste of time because animals are very different from human beings, a waste of money because of 21st century tech, and an unnecessary waste of animal life because experiments on animals is cruel and causes animals to suffer so it should
Animal testing has its benefits towards human health. Improvement in health of the human race involves animal testing. Cancer, asthma, polio, TB, meningitis, smallpox, and the human papilloma virus (HPV) all have treatments that have come from animal testing. As a result of animal testing many people would be dying or suffering from the disease. Although, many people believe animals should not be used for animal testing.
We have cures and treatments for diseases because of animal testing. The laws that are there to protect animals from mistreatment are good too. Since animals lifespan is so short it’s not necessary to put a human life in danger of death when humans live way longer and only 26 million animals are used with a 95% being of rodents, fish and birds. There are the good things of animal testing like the cures for things and protection laws for animals. There are bad things as well such as the damage it can cause and that the damage may last forever and/or kill them, there is also that there is new testing so we don’t really need to test on animals but they are treated as humanely as
Animal testing is crucial because without it, scientists might never find developments for biomedical research. Worldwide, there are millions of diseases that create devastation in countless families. However, there are vaccines, cures, and processes that scientists have came up with to help fix this problem. How fast and efficiently they come up with these treatments is the difference in many lives saved. Animal testing has been proven to speed up the process of collecting research
There are so many reasons to stop animal testing. These are examples are done to animals in laboratories but if they are done outside of these test labs, they would be considered a crime and animal abuse. Animals suffer during these tests and in these dark and cold cages with no protection from the cruel experiments that they do to them. Some scientists have come up with alternatives that are more modern and doesn’t use animal, but most scientists are wasting this opportunity and still harming animals for
Have you ever had a sick relative? If so, have they used medication to help with said illness? Well that medication had to have come from somewhere. Animal testing has help conduct products such as vaccines for smallpox, hypothermia, and other major diseases. Now take into consideration what might have happened to that relative without the medication. As you can tell, animal testing has a positive impact on society, despite what might be claimed to be unjust. I will be explaining why this is so, and how some of the arguments are irrelevant.
There are over 26 million different types of animal being tested on for research each year in the United States. Animals are used for testing every year for human research. Different animals go through serious pain, in order for humans to facilitate growth in different fields of study. Many animals are used in order to study diseases and potential cures for the diseases. New research chemicals are tested on animals with similar structures to humans, to see if the medicine can help with certain diseases. Tons of scientific advancement has taken place because of animal testing. Without animal testing, many diseases would still exist, without a safe way to test for potential cures. The issue at hand is the type of treatment that animals have to endure because of the different testing methods. They are treated very poorly, go through intense suffering, and normally have very poor living conditions. A pro to animal testing is that many cures and different medicines have been developed through animal testing. Without animal testing, many diseases would still exist without cures. Secondly, animals have a much shorter life span than humans do, so scientists can study the results through the whole life span of the animal. With humans, it is hard to do a full test because we have such high lifespans, while animals tend to live a lot less longer. Thirdly, many animals have been saved because of animal testing. Many diseases animals deal with now have vaccines and cures, as a result of animal testing. Without it, many animals would have rabies or other types of virus that can be detrimental to the animal’s health. On the contrary, a con to animal testing would be the pain many animals go through as a result of the testing. The tests are experimental, so we don’t know exactly what the chemical drug will do to the animal. Many cases have turned bad and many animals have died as a result, or gone through extensive pain. Next, there are many alternative methods of experimental testing that doesn’t require animals. As a result, why are we still using animals for testing when there are other ways to do it. Finally, animals are different from humans, so they make poor testing subjects. We can’t know for sure how the research
Animal testing has contributed to making many vaccines, and saving thousands of lives. Experiments in which dogs had their pancreases removed led directly to the discovery of insulin, critical to saving the lives of diabetics. The polio vaccine, tested on animals, reduced the global occurrence of the disease from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 223 cases in 2012. (ProCon.org, 2013) Also Animal testing has contributed to major advances for treating conditions such as breast cancer, brain injury, childhood leukemia, cystic fibrosis, malaria, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, and many other diseases. Also there are no known alternatives for testing on animals because animals are 99% genetically the same as humans. (OpposingViewpoints.com, 2013) Another example of how Animal Testing has helped humans tremendously is that animals had helped create the inhaler, which kills around 2,000 people each year in the UK. (understandinganimalresearch.org.uk, 2013) Lastly, one other reason that Animal Testing is needed, sharks rarely get cancer, cockroaches can regenerate damaged nerves, and some amphibians can regrow lost limbs. By studying these animals people may learn how their body does all of this and apply it to human medicine. (amprogress.org, 2013) Animal Testing has saved many lives, and if it is not banned it will continue to save
Mohandas K. Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. What, then, does it say about the people of the United States, for allowing the deaths of millions of innocent animals for the benefit of research, that in most cases is not even useful? 100 million animals are killed each year due to animal testing or experimentation (PETA,1). In the past, it was acceptable to use animal testing for scientific research, but now that there are other viable alternatives to the testing of innocent animals, such as in-vitro, stem cell testing, non-incasing imaging techniques, and micro-dosing. Animal testing should only be used in cases where said drug or treatment will treat life-threatening diseases. Animal testing in this day and age is both unnecessary and cruel, as there are multiple alternatives and the most of the time is not useful in human research.
As I said animal testing benefits more than it hurts.To emphasize, in the article “Animal Testing:Lifesaving Research vs. Animal Welfare” the author states,“Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin experimented on monkeys and chimpanzees to develop polio vaccines.The polio vaccines were so powerful in the first 3 years of their use. New polio cases in the United States decreased by more than 85%.” As you can see from that statement, animal testing is extremely beneficial.With animal testing more vaccines are discovered and approved to help cure lots of different sicknesses. Without animal testing our entire world would be crashing down on us! All of the disease that would have been spread is positively unimaginable! Animal testing
Some people argue that animal testing is necessary for scientific advancements to find cures and treatments. This is true, vaccines for polio and hepatitis B were used on animals and were successful. Thalidomide was also used on pregnant animals and it was found to cause birth defects. This is an understandable concern, however animals had to suffer for these advancements and it’s inhumane. According to the U.S Department of Agriculture, in 2010 97,123 animals
In the article “PETA Should Rethink Its Campaign against Animal Research,” by Jamie L. Vernon, explains that animal testing is a source for finding new treatments for many diseases. The article states that some treatments for diseases involving genetic, and the nervous system can only be found through animal testing. The article also states that even though animals are being killed in the experiment, it is a necessary action to take. The article tells that the ban on animal testing would “significantly impair” the research for new treatments. Article such as Susan Crowell “Animal research saves lives of both humans and animals,” published by Farm and Dairy contribute to the controversy by highlighting the need for animal testing.
Medical testing on animals kills more than one hundred million animals every year! Animals are sometimes used in the testing of drugs, vaccines and other biological tests, and medical things, mainly to determine the safety of the product. Even though there are many other ways to test this still goes on. Many people think its the best way to test but it is not. Many many animals are tested on and few end up alive in the end. It seems like they would have stopped it by now but they have not.