However, the pill went on to cause more than 10,000 babies to be born with birth defects (Science). Thousands of babies had deformities because tests on hamsters and rats showed the pill to be effective. Additionally, “Animal tests on the arthritis drug Vioxx showed that it had a protective effect on the hearts of mice, yet the drug went on to cause more than 25,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before being pulled from the market” (Vioxx). Animal testing is extremely misleading in the medical field. Scientists attempt to link the results of testing drugs on animals to its effectiveness on humans.
Abstract Human life is precious, then how about animals? Ending human life is considered as unethical and this is against the law. However, this does not apply to animals. Even though most families treat their animals as part of their family members, animal euthanasia is still a controversial issue nowadays. Millions of dogs are euthanized in each year and several methods are used by the veterinarian to put the animal to death.
However, no rodent is similar enough to a human to be considered “safe”. In fact, if someone flipped a coin to decide if a new medicine or product would be safe for them, their results would be just as accurate as animal testing would be and is (Limitations and Dangers). In 2013, a study that was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) found that almost 150 human trials of a medicine to help with inflammation failed`in humans, even though it tested successfully in animals (Animal Testing…). Animal testing is one of the least effective, least safe ways to test new medicines and
Animal testing is cruel and immoral because, approximately every year one million animals die from having experiments on them for different types of cure for human’s diseases. One solution is to stop the animal testing. One of the alternatives is The Non-Invasive technique and Vitro testing. ´´I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn’t the pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animal is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further´´ (Mark Twain). First of all, animal testing is the use of different type of animals in medicine and cosmetics experiments, most of the animals used on it are mice, rats, fish, rabbits, dogs, monkeys and cats.
2.0 Body Content 2.1 Reduction A way of justifying animal testing is to reduce the number of animals involved in animal testing. In 1970s, 5.5 million of various animals including chimpanzees, dogs, mice, rabbits, monkeys etc. are involve in the medical research field as test subjects for various experiments (PETA, 2014). However, some experiments were not beneficial to the development of the medical field but cost over a million dollar. In the United States of America, 16 billion dollars had been used on animal experimentation- 1.9 million dollars are used on the experimenting on heart diseases on dogs conducted by Ohio State University, 5 million dollars were used on obesity experiments conducted by Oregon National Primate Research Centre, while 16 million dollars were used by Harvard University to fund 1200 individual experiments on drug addiction by using monkeys as test subjects.
Over 100 million animals are used as test subjects in the world, with approximately 26 million of them in the United States. Sadly, a majority of the time the products that are being tested on animals are not even effective once human trials begin. Consumers might object that if the products were tested to be safe on animals then they would be safe for humans. Yet, 92% of the times the products actually work in animal trials they are later deemed too dangerous or uneffective for people. Which means that most of the animals used in scientific testing are being abused for no apparent reason.
Is it acceptable to put the lives of creatures in harm for the help of humans? Or to lock them in cramped areas and test on them constantly to benefit us, but cause their lives to become worse? Locked in tiny cages these animals are denied the ability to roam free in an effort to solve health issues of the human race. Every year over 100 million of the animals experimented on die in the laboratories due to this experimentation that supposedly helps to find cures for humans. These cures scientists are finding aren’t even aimed to help animals, and they live horrible lives as a result of these confining living spaces in addition introduction to diseases they wouldn’t naturally develop.
There were over 200 sheeps killed until one of them was the survivor, Dolly. Many of these animals died just because of the ambition of science. The world should start considering any form of cloning as cruelty. Many of the citizens in the world are uneducated about the negative impact that cloning could have on our society. Under no circumstance a human-being should be murdered for his additional parts.
Besides, animal cruelty also includes animal neglect of the failure to provide for the well-being of an animal. Animal abuse is an important issue that has to be dealt with across the country, because it is a major cause that is causing millions of animals to get injured and killed. Although many people may not notice how animals are being treated, animal cruelty is actually a growing issue in our world today and needs to be stopped. Above all, animal abuse should be discontinued, because these creatures do not deserve to be hurt or mistreated. They are just the same as humans, they are as important as us, and they feel as much pain as we do.
Over 6,000,000 dogs and cats were killed on US roads last year. Shocking? Your heart crushes when you hear that number about your fur babies that are at home. Well, each year 100 million animals die from animal testing each year. If you hate so much that animals are dying on the roads by accident, why can’t we do something about animals that are dying in the hands of our people?