The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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Did you know over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year? Animal testing for scientific research has become an epidemic in the scientific community. These tests have been proven to be inefficient and unnecessary but the animals usually experience immense amounts of pain and fear. Throughout this paper, I will highlight key points and provide a reliable amount of information to prove animal testing is unneeded, tortures, and inhuman. Animal experimenters will argue that most significant medical breakthroughs were made possible by testing on animals. This is simply not true. An article published in the esteemed Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine has even evaluated this very claim and concluded that it was not supported by any evidence. Most animal experiments are not relevant to human health, they do not contribute meaningfully to medical advances and many are undertaken simply out of curiosity and do not even pretend to hold promise for curing illnesses. The only reason people are under the misconception that animal experiments help humans is because the media, experimenters, universities and lobbying groups exaggerate the potential of animal experiments to lead to new cures and the role they have played in past medical advances. Animal testing is very unnecessary, a waste of money, and innocent animal lives. Human clinical and epidemiological studies, human tissue- and cell-based research methods, cadavers, sophisticated

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