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Why Ethical And Moral Rules Are Important?

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The use of animals for scientific research has been a topic of debate for a long time. On one hand it is morally wrong to use animals for human benefit. On the other hand, removing animals completely from lab for research would limit our understanding of health and disease, and will affect the development of new and vital treatments. It is true that sometimes these studies do reduce the quality of life of animals, thorough regulations should be in place to ensure that they are carried out in a less violent way. Why Ethical and Moral rules are necessary? During the experiment performed the main concern for animals is physical and mental pain. If an experiment is performed while giving unnoticeable or no pain to animal, then its fine, otherwise It is morally and ethically incorrect to perform painful experiments on animals. Many experiments that are performed are only because of man’s curiosity and not because they have certain scientific proof to justify them. Many laboratories in the…show more content…
Mostly the experimentation on vertebrates is allowed and for invertebrates is not allowed due to some reason, and so the result is not that accurate. The number of animals used in the USA in 2010 was almost 137 hundred thousand. It is important to note that these statistics do not include rats, mice, birds and fish, as these animals are not covered by the Animal Welfare Act in the USA. Most procedures have been carried out on mice and rats (96%). Other animals used commonly include guinea pigs (19%), rabbits (18%) and hamsters (13%). In the UK, over three million animals were used in 2011, which chiefly included mice (71%), fish (15%), rats (7%) and birds (4%). Similar statistics for extensive use of animals in European Union are also available. Nearly 200,000 fish and 20,000 amphibians were used in the UK in 2004, predominantly zebra fish, Danio rerioand the African clawed frog, Xenopus
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