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The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing On Animals

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Since the beginning of researching animals, there have been many different opinions on the subject. Many people argue that animal testing is inhumane and unfair to the animals. However, animals are a very important factor in health advances and are necessary for furthering the knowledge of humans. There are laws and organizations such as the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that strive to protect animals from any type of harm during their laboratory lives. Though there are many pros and cons of animal research, tests ran on animals are only for the benefit of humans. Some of the experiments may seem cruel, but there are new technologies forming which will help reduce the amount of animals used in research. The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) is a law, which helps animals get proper treatment during research. The (AWA) protects all animals with an exception of birds, rats, fish, and mice. The Animal Welfare Act helps to protect animals in many different ways. The (AWA) has rules for the housing, the food, the social interaction time, the space, and the handling people give to animals. Different regulations help all animal types maintain a healthy lifestyle. When scientists do not follow the standard care rules of the Animal Welfare Act, they put themselves at risk. Failure to follow the standards of the (AWA) may result in jail time, fines, job loss, or closing of the laboratory. The laws of the Animal Welfare Act have been altered
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