Should Animals Be Used For Medical Science Research?

1321 WordsOct 29, 20146 Pages
Is the use of animals in medical science research justified? Should this be permitted? Why is it allowed that animals have to suffer so a human can use Windex or wear makeup? An estimated 26 million animals are used every year in the United States for scientific and commercial testing. Animal research testing is unnecessary to advance medical research any further. At one time when technology was not caught up with the rest of the world, it may have been useful because without animal testing, products would be based on theory. However, technology has come a long way in the last 50 years. Nonetheless, there seem to be many pros and cons to this topic as experts continue to argue on the way research should be done. Several medical research institutions make use of animals as test subjects. They are subject to experimentation and altered into conditions useful for acquiring knowledge about diseases we humans continue to fight or testing for potential treatments, solutions or cures. Rats and mice share several genetic and physiological traits with humans, which is why they are the most abused test subjects. Since they share so many of our human qualities they increasingly help further medical science research. Yes, there has been some animal testing contributed to life saving cures, but does that make it right? Proponents of animal testing also believe the animal benefits from the testing, which is the most outrageous thing I 've ever heard. If the vaccines for distemper,
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