Over The Past 1500 Years Human Kind Has Used Animals For

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Over the past 1500 years human kind has used animals for testing and they still use animals for testing today. Most experiments made on animals are for medical and cosmetic purposes. People that are for testing on animals usually argue that we would not be where we are today if we didn’t experiment on animals. Others that are against it say that these experiments and methods weren’t always necessary for everything we have accomplished. Now with all of our modern technology, science, and research do we still need to take trials and tests on animals? Testing on animals is immoral and no longer needed with today’s technology. Animal testing started over a thousand years ago with several early philosophers and physicians conducting experiments…show more content…
Cosmetics and household products can be tested on these rather than the skin of live rabbits.” This is a huge development in human kind where the need for testing can slowly be eliminated. When people go into surgery and have skin removed or parts of their body, with permission, they can be used in such testing’s. We do not have to use live animals for testing procedures with so many different alternatives coming into place. Another alternative is obvious, human volunteers. Animals cannot volunteer and are forced to participate in experiments. This is called microdosing. “Minuscule amounts of a test substance—much smaller than typical doses used for medical purposes—are given to human volunteers so that researchers can track how the substances are transported and absorbed throughout the body.” (Barnard, 2007) No big experiments are conducted on the volunteers, but just a small enough procedure where no harm comes to any such volunteer. These small procedures are just enough for research and progression. The main reason so many are against animal testing is because they believe that it is cruel and inhumane. “According to Humane Society International, animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, forced inhalation, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and
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