Should Animal Testing Be Banned? Essay

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Ban Animal Testing in Laboratories Vivisection or the use of live animals for testing is used for many experiments including cosmetic testing and psychological. Vivisection has been used by researchers since 500 BC and many life-saving treatments have been developed this way (animal-testing.procon.org). In 1921 dogs were used in experiments in which they had their pancreases removed and led to the discovery of insulin which has saved the lives of diabetics. The polio vaccine was tested on animals in 1988 and helped to reduced the global occurrence of the disease from 350,000 cases to 223 cases in 2012. Major advances in understanding and treating conditions such as breast cancer, brain injury, leukemia, multiple sclerosis and many others have benefited from animal research. Animal testing has also been instrumental in developing pacemakers, cardiac valve substitutes, and anesthetics. However these animals are deliberately harmed, not for their own benefit, and are killed during or at the end of the experiment. They are often bred in cruel, multi-million dollar industries such as laboratories or breeding facilities, for the sole purpose of experiments. Currently more than 115 million animals across the world are being used for scientific experiments and are forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them pain, suffering, and distress. They are waiting in fear for the next painful procedure to be performed and then killed. Animals used in laboratory

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