Animal Testing Pros And Cons

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Throughout the centuries our views on animal testing has drastically changed. Animal experimentation is when a live animal is forced to perform something or get performed on, that likely causes pain and suffering. Animal experiments include injecting or force feeding animals with harmful substances, exposing animals to radiation, forcing animals to inhale toxic gases, or surgically removing animals’ organs to cause damage. Animal testing can have both pros and cons to it. A pro to animal testing is that it doesn 't put humans to harm. If the product used on the animals work, then it may possibly work on the humans, but it isn 't reliable. Animal testing can have both pros and cons to it. Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year.

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The History of Animal Testing

Animal Testing has been around for many years and has been used all over the world. In the UK it can be traced back as far as the 17th century. It is regulated in the United States by the federal Animal Welfare Act which was passed in 1966. While the AWA regulates the housing and transportation of the animals, it doesn’t regulate the actual experiments. Animal testing goes all the way back to the writings of the ancient greeks when different scientist performed experiments on a variety of animals. Even before many of the scientist, there was Claude Bernard in his introduction to the study of experimental medicine (1865). Bernard
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