The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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It's Friday and you are ready for a night out with your friends, applying cosmetics like makeup, hair styling products, cologne or perfume. After a great night out partying, the next day you find yourself with a splitting headache so you take an Advil. However, do you realize that what we consume are available at the sacrifice of animals? Do you know as of right now, rats, rabbits, dogs, cats, monkeys, and more are being experimented on in the name of science and human advancement? Animal experimentation has been prevalent since Grecian times where philosophers and scientists, Aristotle and Erasistratus, performed experiments on living animals. Dissections have become popular among high schools and universities, especially in medical fields. Animal testing is used for biomedical research as well as toxicology, drug, and food tests to prove the products are harmless to consumers. Even though experimentation is for researching and safety testing purposes, more than 100 million animals die in the US every year at the hands of researchers and scientists (Dvorsky). Animal experimentation for medical advancements are not beneficial for animals because experiments is harmful to animals, there are other reliable methods of testing, and the majority of the research does not improve human health. Animal testing has become a topic of controversy in the face of ethics and morality. Animal usage in biomedical research is heavily criticized for mistreated animals and deaths associated

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