This drug was tested on animals, but all the necessary test were not ran to insure the safety of consumer. After the side effects were discovered the FDA went back and researched the drug, and it was discovered that it causes defects across a wide range of species. Because of this catastrophe now it’s mandatory to do all the test before a product is
Also animal rights are ignored when they are being used for testing (Lonestar.edu). Stephanie Liou’s article “Animal Research: The Ethics Of Animal Experimentation”, states that people believe animals do have moral status (Web.Stanford.edu). The article also states that animals and humans are similar because both can feel pain and pleasure so animals should have the same moral status and treatment (Web.Stanford.edu). As a result, animals should be treated equally just like humans and thereare certain laws involved in animal testing. According to the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s article “Animal Testing and the Law”, “Legal test include burning, poisoning, starving, forced smoking, mutilating, etc” (aldf.org).
These incidents and others the government has passed the 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This act requires the safety testing of drugs on animal before they are allowed on the market. Another act was passed in 1966 called the Animal Welfare Act. It was passed to regulate the care and use of animals in research, testing, teaching, exhibition, transportation, and by dealers. It also provides minimal protection for certain species.
Animals lives matter. Animals are an important aspect of life on earth. Animal testing can lead to animal extinction, decrease in certain species, and is all around not healthy for animals. Animals are tested on by cosmetic brands, household product brands and self care product and brands as well. Clorox, M.A.C Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson, and many more popular brands test their products on animals.
Animal Cruelty comes in several forms, many of which are often overlooked by people on an everyday basis. Animal cruelty is defined as someone hurting or not properly caring for an animal responsibly. A big contributor to this is animal testing, which is the use of animals in research and developmental experiments. In order to fully understand animal testing, a brief history of when and why it was started in the first place. Biomedical research is the most basic form of animal testing.
To further this argument, if everyone were to be vaccinated, certain viruses could be eradicated and no longer pose a threat. For example, Small Pox is no longer a prominent disease due to vaccination. It is now one less illness people need to worry about. This needs to happen to all diseases, not just the few already eradicated; and to do this, vaccines must be mandatory. By making vaccines mandatory, community immunity will increase and become successful, making it very difficult to be struck with a virus.
Many human diseases exist in other species also. Cancer, heart failure, asthma, rabies, etc. are natural diseases in many different animals and testing began with animals with cures, preventions, and treatments now available for animals and humans. The polio vaccine used in humans is still used in wild chimps today and was originally tested on primates before it was introduced to humans. The elimination of smallpox is possible because it was originally tested on animal.
There were 3.7 million scientific procedures performed on animals according to the UK home office. Nobody wants animals to be treated cruelly but you would not like your love ones to have the best chance of survival it forced with deadly disease. Even though there are animal testing alternatives it is often necessary to treatment with a living body. Every major medical achievement has relied on animal testing. Scientist try to limit the harm caused in animals.
Throughout the centuries, medical doctors have researched on live animals to find cure to several diseases which affect both the animals and humans. Even though many people endure this practice as noble, some people still look down at animal experimentation as a cruel and inhumane treatment to animals. The government has already authorized animal experimentation to mitigate the unrest by those people. In fact, The Animal Welfare Act covered most lab animals, and provided guidelines for pain alleviation during procedures, food, and housing. However, the government still has to take more action to spread the awareness about the benefits of animal experimentation (Person).
Animals all around the world are tested, and many have died during the experiment. They can be tested for makeup to medication. Scientists use animals to test toxic chemicals, and to develop new surgery techniques. I find that we should look out for the animals and their rights. The first national law was the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966.