Junior Rios. Britschgi. English 3. March 21St, 2017. Animal
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March 21st, 2017
Throughout the years the use of animals in medical research has been a hot debate around the world. Although animal testing may be cruel and inhumane, thousands of humans are saved thanks to the research that animals supply researchers with. Animals testing have taken over our knowledge of medicine and treatments to a whole different level. Animal testing also does this in a cheap and effective way. Without animals testing out knowledge wouldn’t be up to date, in other words animals’ testing is good.
One way animal testing benefits people is by helping researchers find treatments and drugs. For example animals helped researchers find a cure for polio. This finding alone helped…show more content… If a drug affects the animals then it would not be used or tested on a human therefore possibly saving that person life. Not only do humans benefit from testing but so do the animals, “Animal experimentation is not only beneficial to humans but animals as well. If the vaccines were not tested on them, a lot of them could have died from rabies, infectious hepatitis virus, anthrax, feline leukemia, and canine parvovirus. Remedies for hip dysplasia and glaucoma were also discovered through animal testing. But the real highlight is that vivisection helped kept endangered species, such as the California condor, the tamarins of Brazil, and the black-footed ferret, from becoming extinct. This is why animal testing is endorsed by the American Veterinary Medical Association.” (16 pros and cons of animal experimentation, n.d.). This evidence alone shows that animals benefit from the test as well. They can go to the vet and get their daily shots and live a happy life with their owners. Without testing this wouldn’t be the case.
Although animals testing help humans in many ways it can be cruel and inhuman to the animals being tested on. Depending on which lab the end up in they could be treated poorly and starved. They could be “inflicted with burn wounds and pain to test for a healing process” (Brown, 2017). This is cruel and just wrong for many reasons. “When testing to evaluate irritation caused by