Is Animal Testing Bad or Good?

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Vaccines. Insulin. Makeup. Moisturizer. All of these have been developed, tested, and claimed safe for human use. How? Animal testing. Since nearly 500 BC, research and testing on living animals for human purpose has introduced hundreds of new medicinal and cosmetic advances for the human race. While some may see the advantages, others see the concept as just completely inhumane and unnecessary. Why is there such a big divide? The reason, simply, is because of the lack of education on the issue. Being one of the most controversial issues in America today, many people believe animal testing should be replaced by other methods like testing on bacteria and animal hormones because animal testing is detrimental and inhumane to the animals; however, by researching the regulations and safety of the animals during testing, these people can see that animal testing is in fact the only beneficial and necessary method of testing for the safety of the human race. More than half of those who are against testing on animals are only educated about the harmful effects, rather than the advantages that this science delivers to the human race. Jacqueline Traide is one who strongly advocates for the protection of animals. In 2012, she put herself in the same testing conditions that the animals are put in so she could help display what pain and torture they go through. For ten hours, she was on display for all to see as scientists pulled out her hair, poured a stinging serum into her

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