Persuasive Essay Against Animal Testing

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90% of drugs fail in human trials despite promising results in animal tests. Animal testing is not only cruel but highly unreliable, even dangerous, and it should not be allowed. The continued use of animals to test the effectiveness of medications and health interventions for humans is comparable to using smoke signals instead of phone calls as a method of communication. In all reality, animal testing has never truly worked because of its ineffectiveness, wasteful tactics, unethical ways, and there are other methods available. Now first of all, animal testing is ineffective. Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people get like major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, or schizophrenia. Signs of these diseases are artificially induced in animals in laboratories in an attempt to mimic the human disease. These experiments make the complexity of human conditions look insignificant. Human conditions are affected by multiple variables such as genetics, socioeconomic factors, and deeply-rooted psychological issues. An analysis of over 100 mouse cell types found that only 50% of the DNA responsible for regulating genes in mice could be matched with human DNA. Due to animal-tested drugs, millions of people have died, been disabled or harmed and lead to costly delays as well. In 2006, six men took a drug known as TGN1412 in a clinical trial at Northwick Park Hospital in London, which caused life threatening and disastrous side
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