Animal Testing Is Cruel And Inhumane

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According to the article, Experiments on Animals: Overview, from Peta corporations more than one hundred million animals die each year because of animal testing. That’s three animal’s lives every second (“People”). There should be a stop to animal testing because it’s cruel and inhumane, it’s wasteful, and animal testing is not very accurate. There are a lot of contributing factors to animal testing not being needed, one of them is because it is cruel and inhumane.
There should not be a usage of animal testing because it is cruel and inhumane. Although animal testing could potentially save lives, it is still killing millions of animals lives in the process. Primates at NIRC were so stressed that they were, "tearing gaping wounds into their
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Even though animals are dying, we could sacrifice animal’s lives and it could save at least one child in the future.“The history of cancer research has been the history of curing cancer in the mouse. We have cured mice of cancer for decades and it simply didn’t work in human beings.” says Dr. Richard Klausner, former director of the US National Cancer Institute. This quote shows how wasteful it is to use mice because humans and mice are so different from each other. "Only 59% of the studies stated the hypothesis or objective of the study and the number and characteristics of the animals used" (“Animal”). Most of the animals used in research are killed in experiments. The animals lives are sacrificed for bad research every day. In conclusion, animals are being put through pain just to die; some of the scientists don’t even know what they are testing the animals…show more content…
Out of 93 side effects only 19% of them could be predicted from the testing of animals (“Cruelty”). This fact shows how animals and humans are extremely different. Since animals have all of the same organs as humans do, they could be susceptible to some of the same illnesses as we can get. Mice and rats testing drugs in humans are accurate 43%, that’s less than half of the time (“Cruelty”). Paul Furlong Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging at Aston University says "it's very hard to create an animal model that even equates closely to what we're trying to achieve in the human." Thomas Hartung argued that "we are not 70 kg rats." The 1950s sleeping pill thalidomide, which caused 10,000 babies to be born with severe deformities, was tested on animals prior to its commercial release. Later tests on pregnant mice, rats, guinea pigs, cats, and hamsters didn’t have any birth defects unless the drug was taken at extremely high doses (“Cruelty”). Animal tests on the arthritis drug Vioxx showed that it had a defensive result on the hearts of mice; however, the drug caused more than 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before being taken out of the market (“Animal”). Neurologist Aysha Akhtar states that 94% of drugs that pass animal tests fail in human clinical trials. Over 100 stroke drugs that were effective on animals failed in humans (“Animal”). Over 85 HIV vaccines failed in humans after working
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