Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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This paper explores four articles relating to experimenting on laboratory animals in order to answer two questions: should we continue to use of animals for testing and what are the alternatives of animal testing.
It first explores two published articles that describes pro and cons of use of animal for testing. Stephanie (2009) argued about issue and ethics for laboratory animals. Doke and Dhawale (2013) suggest an alternative of animal testing. It explores the strategy of 3 Rs that is reduction, refinement and replacement needs to be applied for laboratory to use on animals. However, Simon and Robin (2007) acknowledged article that is on support of animal testing. He stated that testing on animals have developed many life-saving cures for both humans and animals. There is no adequate alternative to testing on a living, whole-body system. A brief account of these alternatives and advantages associated is discussed in this review.
Keywords: laboratory animals, alternatives, 3Rs
Use of animals for scientific or commercial testing
The first purpose of this paper is to review pro and cons of animal testing using supporting examples. The second purpose of this paper is to examine alternatives of animal testing using 3 Rs strategy.
Literature review
For scientific and commercial test, approximately 25 million animals are used only in United States (Animal Testing, 2017). Supporters of animal testing say that there is no alternative technique for researching a

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