Essay On The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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The practice of animal testing is a very debatable topic. “Each year, more than 100 million animals, including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in U.S. laboratories” (Experiments). “The term “animal testing” refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases assessing the effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health and/or environmental safety of consumer and industry products such as cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, pharmaceuticals and industrial/agro-chemicals” (About). There are numerous pros and cons of using animals in experiments for humans for our everyday needs. There is different pros for animal testing, including helping researchers to find drugs and treatments, help ensure the safety of drugs, there are no other testing alternatives, and it provides an opportunity to examine a complete life cycle. “The major pro for animal testing is that it aids researchers in finding drugs and treatments to improve health and medicine. Many medical treatments have been made possible by animal testing, including cancer and HIV drugs, insulin, antibiotics, vaccines and many more” (Murnaghan). “Another important aspect to note is that animal testing helps to ensure the safety of…show more content…
In my opinion, having animal testing is a great way to test out new medications for different diseases before they are tried on humans, but then again I don’t feel like everything about animal testing is a good thing. For example, a lot of animals die on a daily basis from all the testing done on them. Also, animals can’t tell you if something is wrong, nor is any of this testing used for them. I understand certain points to both sides of testing on animals the only thing is you really have to look into it to understand what really is going
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