Argumentative Essay Against Animal Testing

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Experimenting on animals, with or against? Since many years, animals have always been one of the reasons for the survival of many human beings. They are used for experimental and medical research for finding new drugs and treatments and for the general advancement of health and medicine. There has been a controversy between people about the pros and cons to the practice of animal testing and whether it is helpful or it is just wasting the animal lives and there could be alternatives. First of all, the scientific community and many other people support the use of animals because it helped in the discovery of new drugs and treatments to various diseases and lead to the improvement
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During animal testing, many animals are killed after experimenting on them and the others remain alive with injuries and in captivity. 95% of the animals tested are not protected by Animal Welfare Act including mice, fish and birds and they are all suffering abuse and mistreatment. Even with the protection provided by the Animal Welfare Act, some horrific cases of animal abuse in the laboratories wasn’t prevented. Some people also find it immoral to test and experiment on animals for the human benefit saying that animals have feelings and do suffer like humans which makes it unfair to experiment on them what cannot be experimented on humans only because they do not have the ability to express their feelings. However, animal rights supporters only oppose scientists but not the farmers who kill animals daily for food but call the scientists cruel for killing animals for the advancement of medical field although, 99% of animals killed are by farmers while only 1% are by scientists (Ian, Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?). The use of animals in experimental research will always remain a controversial issue and the people will always divide into two opinions either with for the great benefit in the medical field that comes from the animal testing or against for the ethical problems and the animal rights. Animal testing has helped a lot in the past, and its absence will cost a lot. Moral concerns are important, but not the most important. It might be difficult to know which side to support but can the life of an animal be the reason for loosing lives of
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