Testing on Animals For many decades, using animals for testing has become one of the many controversial topics. Experimenting on animals can be beneficial but can be misleading when an animal has a different response than a human. Animals have as much rights as humans do but are still being violated. And even when there has been laws and acts passed to protect them, they are still being used in many laboratories in the United States. For many people, animals are pets or companions to them whether it’s a dog, a hamster or a bunny.
Animal Cruelty comes in several forms, many of which are often overlooked by people on an everyday basis. Animal cruelty is defined as someone hurting or not properly caring for an animal responsibly. A big contributor to this is animal testing, which is the use of animals in research and developmental experiments. In order to fully understand animal testing, a brief history of when and why it was started in the first place. Biomedical research is the most basic form of animal testing.
90% agreed that animal testing was absolutely “essential”. (http://animal-testing.procon.org/) Many say that animals are the most similar to humans. Chimpanzees share 99% of their DNA with humans and mice share 98% of their genetics with humans. This makes scientists believe that humans and animals share the same diseases and same organ function. (http://animal-testing.procon.org/) Testing on animals can give a false information and can give misleading diagnosis.
In fact, testing of animals can be traced all the back to the early Greeks. For a time, animal testing was a groundbreaking tool into understanding complex diseases and how to combat them. Testing animals back then was still incredibly vile, but it was at least justified to a certain degree. Today, in 2016, animal testing is practically obsolete, yet tests are
This drug was tested on animals, but all the necessary test were not ran to insure the safety of consumer. After the side effects were discovered the FDA went back and researched the drug, and it was discovered that it causes defects across a wide range of species. Because of this catastrophe now it’s mandatory to do all the test before a product is
The Animal Bill of Rights reveals both the good and bad aspects about the nature of humanity. For example, the companies in the cosmetic industry practice the Draize Test, which “involves applying a small amount of the substance under study to an animal’s eye or skin for several hours, and then observing whether or not irritation occurs over the following week or two. In most cases the animal subjects—usually albino rabbits bred for the lab—are put to death after the sometimes maiming and often painful test,” as stated the online article “Do Cosmetic Companies Still Test on Live Animals?” by Jim M. Because of the self-interest of people, animals have to undergo this kind of testing. The cruelty shown towards animals reveal the atrocious nature of mankind and the innocence of animals. Society felt compelled to act upon this and demanded for these regulations to change because of the thought that changes to this system would be morally
If we didn 't have animal tests people wouldn 't know if their animal had a disease. We have to test the animals almost every month to see if the animal does not have a disease. All mammals have the same internal organs. Koala bears would of went extinct many years ago by rampant disease. Animal testing is necessary if we want to make timely medical progress .
And nearly every Laureate in Physiology or Medicine has relied on animal data for the research. The big question is, if we were to take away the animal testing, and take away what we, and scientist rely so heavily on, where does that leave us? Our technologies, our vaccines, our antibiotics, organ transplants, dialysis, blood transfusions, all nothing, never discovered. The essential need for animal research is recognized and supported by health agencies all over the world. Without it, a big portion of the world population today would not have had the privilege to walk this earth.
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.
About 60% of American households own at least one pet. As many view them as beloved household pets and even apart of the family, those pets are also considered test objects for animal testing. So what’s the difference? A household dog is no different than a lab rat; they all feel, think, behave, and experience pain and no animal should have to go through the cruel and unusual punishment of animal testing. Animal testing is the use of animals in medical, biological, and physiological studies.