The Pros and Cons of Animal Testing

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Introduction

Each year in USA laboratories more then 100 million animals are burned, poisoned and lamed (Top 5 Shocking Animal Experimentation Facts). Each year scientists use animals in order to progress, to improve life of people and animals. However, many testing animals suffer and die. But others do not agree and support the fact that we should use animals because of advance. So what are advantages and disadvantages of using animals? This problem will be researched from different areas such as medicine, ethics and economy.

Main Body.

Science.

According to article “Pro & Con Arguments: "Should Animals Be Used for
Scientific or Commercial Testing?" animal testing it is very useful for mankind.
Because of these people have found
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If scientists did not do experiments all human beings could have died because of different illness. So animal testing is the main cause of medical development. Drugs.

Animal testing is not so credible using method of checking. Today Animal testing plays crucial role in acceptance of drugs. Scientists said that it is very necessary to do medical test on new drugs due to the reason not to hurt people. However
92% of drugs that test good in animal fail during human trials according to
Food and Drug administration. One of the brightest examples is thalidomide.
This medicine has an awful reputation. Thalidomide is sedative for pregnant women. People, using it, could easily sleep all night. Its broad application led to that tens of thousands of children in the 1950th and 1960th years were born with deformities. Someone did not have legs, someone born with missing arms or others body’s parts. Despite the fact that it was checked well on animals, it was brought terrible consequences (The Tragedy of Thalidomide and the Failure of Animal Testing). Today there are a lot of such examples. For instance Vioxx,
Oraflex, Zomax, Suprol and others. It is mean that the majority of drugs are not guarantee safety for the human body despite check on animals. All these facts make experiments on animal’s unreliable source of drug testing (Animal Testing
Is Bad Science: Point/Counterpoint).

Alternative does not exist.

Many people said why we do experiments on animals…