Animal Testing Research Paper

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Animals in Research and Testing

According to PETA, the animals who are in research and testing “shake and cower in fear whenever someone walks past their cages and their blood pressure spikes drastically. After enduring lives of pain, loneliness and terror, almost all of them will be killed,” (“Animal Testing 101”). Animal-testing is the use of non-human animals in research and development projects, especially for purposes of determining the safety of substances, such as foods, beauty products, and/or drugs. Although animal research plays a crucial role in experiments focused on disease treatments and preventions, it is cruel, inhumane, and should be stopped. This is an act that should be banned and prohibited in all states and countries …show more content…

The animals—which includes mice, rats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, frogs, dogs, cats, monkeys, fish, chimpanzees, and birds—are used for “ biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing,” (“Animal Testing 101”). The United States is, being one of two nations, allowed to test on chimpanzees. It is known that “more than [nine hundred] chimpanzees still languish in laboratories,” (“Chimpanzees in Laboratories”) based in the United States. Due to the captivity they deal with, the animals are typically caged alone, isolated, and suffer from the deprivation of freedom and any forms of social interactions needed. This deprivation not only happens to chimpanzees, but to other animals in testing as …show more content…

In his comment, he mentions that “tuberculosis kills two million people every year. If [he sees] an opportunity to reduce the suffering caused by that disease through the careful, considered use of animal research, then [he] will,” (“Understanding Animal Research”). Barer believes the best way to help fight diseases and find cures is through animal research, even though he “[does not] like it.” Barer also states that he “completely [accepts] the clear and just argument that says we have no right to do this, if [one believes] that, you must not avail yourself of any of the discoveries made through animal research,” (“Understanding Animal Research”). He throws a huge controversial statement, saying that even if someone disagrees with the use of animal research, there’s no denying that it has helped with beneficial factors, such as finding cures and perfecting medicines. Although the animals had to suffer, they brought scientist one step closer to finding a better, more efficient cure and solution to the

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