Unethical Animal Testing

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As of 2015, 200 to 225 million animals are said to used in laboratory research for the biomedical industry annually worldwide. Typically defended by arguments of reliability and human health benefits, recently the question of ethics and values placed on animal testing have caused it to become a relevant and pressing topic that has been more widely discussed and debated. First off, the laboratory conditions that are instigated upon millions of animal models for the sake of medical research has been said to be unethical and cruel. Additionally, it has been debated that the results of animal experimentation are unreliable across a wide range of areas. Lastly, animal testing not only leads away from the direction of resources from more effective testing methods but also prolongs the duration of time humans may need to wait for an effective cure. Therefore, the potential benefits of animal experimentation are greatly outweighed by the risks and collective harm of humans and animals which is why resources should be directed towards more human-based testing procedures. First off, the treatment of the animal models that are used in the biomedical industry has been found to conjure results that show the practice to be unethical. For example, past procedures conducted by the National Health Institute include inducing heart attacks in dogs and causing the likes of monkeys, rats and bunnies to give birth to deformed children through the use of Thalomide (which had already been
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