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”).
Animals shouldn’t be used for testing because it’s inhumane and it will make the population go down. Studies of animal testing have been recorded saying that they could be wasting their time on making medical substances to help human diseases. If they found out that it was a waste of money and time, it would prove that using animals for testing is inhumane. This is also unnecessary. The great
Most of the drugs tested on animals could still be dangerous and make the animal’s sacrifice worthless. Even though animal testing has also helped to create several life-saving cures and treatments, hundreds of animals had to die, all of them having no need or responsibility to sacrifice themselves for humans. When these cures are being made, a disease may only effect ten to fifteen people, but humans would still test on hundreds of animals. A jungle filled with monkeys could be captured and tested on until they die, for just a couple of humans that are sick with a disease that requires a medicine unable to found within animal testing, but the animals would still die. Not only does animal testing not give 100% accurate results, there are also many other ways that can help humans test
Vonnegut hates to take medicines for his illness. He didn’t trust those medicines and even stop eating food or drinking his tea while he was in the hospital because he understood there’s medicine in his food for controlling his behavior. In the other hand, Nolan looked forward for his medicine so he can write. This shows another different between people with different type of mental illness. One of them is aware of the fact that he needs the drugs so he can function and stay as normal as possible, while the other one hates it because he thought the doctors wanted to poison him.
Animal testing has been getting worse and worse by the minute; 100 million animals die each year from the painful, death-threatening experiences. Animal testing has been around since 322 BC. Some people believe no living creature should ever be treated like that and be put in treacherous experiences that they have no say in to stop them. Others think it is a great, more realistic way for testing products we use on an everyday basis. People all over the world say it's the closest thing were ever going to get to an actual human being.
Anti-vaccine supporters strongly protest against vaccines primarily because they contain harmful ingredients. Indeed, this is true, but many pro-vaccine supporters urge that these ingredients are found in such minuscule quantities that they are deemed harmless. In fact, they claim that “Children are exposed to more aluminum in breast milk and infant formula than they are exposed to in vaccines.” Not to mention, the CDC and the FDA insist that vaccines are thoroughly tested and made safe. Although countless anti-vaccine protesters believe that vaccines are the origin of many autism cases, there is no definite evidence proving a link between vaccinations and autism. In 1998, scientist Andrew Wakefield published an article stating that his experiment has proven that vaccines cause autism.
We need to stop makeup, cleaning products, medicine and all other chemical based products being tested on animals not only because it is horrendously cruel but there is also a huge amount of money that is wasted in the process of testing. According to most statistics, human results only agree 5-25 percent of the time which means that the process of animal testing is practically pointless as the results hardly ever benefit our knowledge of how to improve the products
This fact shows that even though the drugs have been developed and tested successfully on animals, they are not 100 percent safe. So the argument for animal tests dissolves. Furthermore, apparently the USA wastes more than 16 billion US dollars annually on animal testing. 16 billion dollars! If they invested this money on other projects such as welfare, this would save a lot of people without torturing
“Writers want to talk about creation, and censorship is anti-creation” (The New Yorker). Censorship is defined as the prohibition of a book or a film because of obscene, violent, racist or any other offensive content. Censorship is a threat for many reasons, because it gives authors constraints and limits that they have to respect in order to avoid getting banned. The problem is that society does not appreciate the hidden meaning or reality of these books. For example, Of Mice and Men is a book written by John Steinbeck which is banned because of racial slurs and violence, a normal behavior during the Great Depression, the time when the book takes place.
(AGG) As Daniel J. Boorstin had clarified, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” (Goodreads) This relates to the government form Fahrenheit 451 trying to hide the truth from the society, and had eventually killed them. (BS-1) The government tries to control the amount of knowledge and take advantage of the lack of knowledge. (BS-2) The effort to control this trait, while helping the society, will eventually damage the society. (BS-3) The lack of memory power will help avoid controversies while damaging many relationships, but, this can be fixed by slowing your thoughts and clearing your mind. (TS) In the book, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury 's key message is to remind his readers about the value of knowledge and memory, and the dangers of trying to control them.