Not only does testing help humans, it also leads to developing life saving medical treatments for animals as well. Now it’s possible to get not only your common house pet, but also wild animals treatment to protect them against Rabies and Parvovirus. Parvovirus is a very deadly disease for
As an animal owner myself, testing on animals has always been a topic on my mind but I did not know much about it other then the fact that it hurt animals most of the time. At first I was against animal testing but after research my position has changed. Animal testing began in about 500 B.C. and has continued to this day but has increased and advanced more then ever before. New vaccines and cures for diseases have been created and have save many lives.
According to PETA, scientists have already discovered two safer alternatives like in vitro testing and human volunteer test. In vitro testing manipulates human cells and tissue to uncover new information. This method could replace the usage mice and guinea pigs from testing (intext). The other method is incredibly simple, yet smart. Human volunteering tests are preformed on people that volunteer to be tested on for money.
They even required terminal surgeries. However, with the commotion caused by their actions they made the entire veterinary education more ethical as a whole. 2) Now, around 90% of schools offer human anatomy computer programs as an alternative choice. Around 90% of schools now offer “willed body” programs. These are programs that acquire their animal cadavers from ethical sources, such as a natural death.
For many years animals have been experimented on for the hope of finding cures for many illnesses that plague society. There has been a significant amount of research that shows that many diseases have been cured because of experimenting on animals ( Source B). Out of the population, 17 17 million people are diagnosed with diabetes that is 6.2% of all American ( Source A). "Dogs were crucial to the research that identified the cause of diabetes, which led to the development of insulin" (Source A). Dogs have also contributed to the research and development of open heart surgery.
To a large extent, thanks to animal research, scientists have discovered ways to heal diseases and prolong human life. For example, in 1902 was given a award for the discovery of the life cycle of malaria working with pigeons and in 1905 was discovered the pathogenesis of tuberculosis with the use of cows and sheep while the research on dogs and cats has provided a wealth of information on the cardiovascular system and a better comprehension of the brain, leading to a Nobel Prize in 1990 (Paul, 2002). Animal Experimentation has also been significant in understanding the differences and similarities between the physiological systems of humans and those of various animal species. Moreover, the same author states the memorable use of mice led to the development of the vaccine that eradicated polio. Animal testing also played a part in the comprehension of the immune system detecting cells infected with viruses, likewise using mice in experiment leads to understanding penicillin’s role in fighting bacterial infections, as a result of this contribution the Noble Prize in 1945 was obtained.
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.
It also provides minimal protection for certain species. The U.S. department of agriculture oversees the enforcing it. The practice of animal testing has led to the advancements in treating people with various diseases and finding new treatments for terminally ill
Arab physician in twelfth century introduced animal testing as an experiment method for testing surgical procedures before applying them to human patients. Claude Bernard known as the father of physiology, stated that “Experiments on animals are entirely conclusive for the toxicology and hygiene of man. Bernard established animal testing as part of the standard scientific method. Animal testing is savageness because of animal suffering, torture and aggressive behavior. Animal testing have brought many unpleasant ways of treating dogs.
Ninety-five percent of adults support organ donation but only forty-eight percent actively sign up to officially be an organ donor (HRSA). There are 119,000 people on the organ transplant list, and additional patients are being added every ten minutes (HRSA). As people are being added, there are twenty-two people who die each day waiting for the perfect match (HRSA). The perfect match includes the same blood type, physical size, tissue type, how ill they are, distance from the donor, and how much time they have spent on the transplant list. There are many myths influencing