Miracles Really Do Happen Essay

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Miracles Really Do Happen

The ability for scientists to give humans and animals longer, healthier lives is not a vicious inhumane crime; it is a miracle. Animal research is the key to preventing pain and suffering. Vaccines inhibit children from becoming crippled and disfigured by infectious diseases while suffering in the shadows of death. When speaking of the Diphtheria vaccine, The Research Defense Society states, “…Before vaccination for Diphtheria was developed…as many as one in ten people, mostly children, caught it and many died from suffocation, paralysis and heart failure.” Before vaccines were created, farmers lived in fear of sickness infecting and killing entire herds of cattle. Animal research now hinders the unnecessary
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Unfortunately, it is unknown whether or not God intended for creatures to live in pain and suffering.

Through lack of understanding, many people feel that animal research should be stopped because too many lives are wasted. Animal experimentation is similar to getting an education, even if the goal is not reached; the knowledge obtained is never a waste. It is known that animals die in the name of medical research, but their lives are not anymore a waste than the millions of animals that are butchered each year for human consumption. The Seriously Ill for Medical Research reports, “It is estimated that two million cats and dogs are abandoned as unwanted pets every year, and even more animals are destroyed as vermin.” Along with the thousands of animals that are struck by automobiles each year, these lives have been wasted. Researchers use animals for a compassionate purpose. Their goal is not to kill and harm; they are attempting to save lives. A researcher cannot be labeled a murderer anymore than a housewife that sets a trap hoping to kill a mouse while hunting food for its young.

It is unknown whether or not animals would volunteer themselves for the purpose of saving others because they cannot express their feelings through words. Animals and humans are comparable physically, but what about mentally? Mothers of all species will try to protect their young from harms way. A cat quickly moves its litter away from a nosy toddler, the same way a

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