The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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Each year, more than 100 million animals are experimented on in U.S. laboratories. These experiments are for things such as biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing.(Procon writers) Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, is the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study. Animal testing is controversial and people find themselves taking sides on the issue, depending on whether they believe the testing is ethical or not. In my opinion, I feel to further human knowledge and safety through animal experimentation is both necessary and vital. I support continuance of…show more content…
There are people who believe animal testing is an awful, cruel, unethical, and inhumane way of experimenting. I personally believe, after doing some research on this topic, that animal testing is an ethical process. My first reaction to this question was that it isn't ethical. I agreed with the argument of many that the idea of using a poor and defenseless animal for our science experiments is inhumane, cruel, and unnecessary. But, after reading up on the subject a bit more, my opinion has changed. I feel that those who disagree with animal testing, may just be blinded by what it seems to be and are unaware of the truth to how testing really works and the benefits this testing has. I personally support animal testing. My first reason why I am not against animal testing is the large benefit overall it has had on our medical world, etc. Animal Research has brought about many medical benefits. Testing on animals has brought so many amazing and life saving discoveries to the medical world such as insulin, the polio vaccine, penicillin, blood transfusions, and the treatment for tuberculosis. It has also helped us make major advancements in the treatment of cancer, brain injury, parkinson’s disease, breast cancer, asthma, macular degeneration, etc.(Ian Murnaghan) According to the California Biomedical Research Association, almost every medical breakthrough during the last century has been obtained directly from research using
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