According to Annamaria Bottini, “ animal tests provide their contribution, both with regard to costs and time to market and, more importantly, when wrong decisions on the efficacy and safety of lead substances are taken based on the animal tests performed in the R&D process” (Bottini 9). Moreover, Animal testing makes a astronomical difference in the development process. It can eliminate mistakes that might occur if no testing or clinical testing is done. If a mistake is not caught, it can cost a company a lot of money in going back to resolve the issue that could have been avoided in the first place. That time spent going back costs, researchers a great sum of money.
While testing on animals might help humans slightly, is it what we should do? First, humans test animals for cures that are supposed to work on humans, but testing only proves how it works on different animals. Secondly, when something is tested on animals and is proven safe and effective, it can still be useless or detrimental to humans
As I have been saying is that animals react differently and don't function with different diseases like the ones we get. And why are we implanting them into these animals and basically killing them just for it not to work on humans. Finally, According to Cruelty Free International, “90% of drugs fail in human trials despite promising results in animal tests – whether on safety grounds or because they do not work.’’ Over all animal testing is a bad thing and I hope it can stop
Another quote also states this, “The Food and Drug Administration reported that 92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans” (PETA). This is showing that 92% of all the drugs that help the animals get cured did not help the humans at all. The drug fails on the human but is successful on the animal. Over all using animals for medical research is pointless because the drugs or vaccines that work on the animals barely work on humans because they are too dangerous and don have an
Also vaccines for animals would not be around if we could not test on animals. For example, author Siobhan O’Neill says that, “They may have helped save millions of lives, and for those of us who need to take medicines, we have little control over whether those medicines are tested on animals.” (O’Neill) This says that we need medicines to save people from sickness. Also most of these medicines were tested on animals. If a human gets a disease we need medicines to heal us. A lot of medicines were tested on animals before human usage.
“Nine out of ten drugs that pass animal studies fails in humans” (Moore 2). Many patients in the world of medicine need drugs with low risk factors. Animal experiment is becoming a thing of the past and for good reasons. The experiments are no longer answering the scientists questions, but when the products does work on animals it is never going to be hundred percent for humans. Animal experimentation is wrong because animals can register pain just like humans, the medication is not reliable, and money is lost when it is ineffective.
The lives saved may outweigh the lives lost but it does not mean we can overlook the pain and suffering caused to these animals to get to the treatments and vaccines. People who feel that they can’t allow animal testing for any reason can choose to refuse treatments that have been created through animal tests. However, this means refusing almost all treatments that have been created. Technology is advancing every day and maybe one day, hopefully soon, animals will be replaced by machines and no longer need to suffer. Animal testing may not always be the most sound or successful way to find the answers but right now there is sometimes no other option.
“The treatment and testing of animals is a widely controversial subject that many believe isn’t necessary. A common thread for people who negatively view animal testing is the acknowledgment of alternative research. An alternative would be to use computer modules that would help determine the basic test on cell lines. However, unlike animal testing, this isn’t an accurate test because it cannot replicate the effects of a live body. This would leave to the unpredictable side effect and long unknowing research”.
However, as time progresses animal testing has been put under criticism and some question the methods used. Isn’t animal testing however, made for the greater good? The main purpose for testing on animals is so that we can save and benefit millions of lives. Animal
While some may state that animal testing is abominable, there are far more reasons why animal testing is a necessary practice. Some reasons why animal testing is very important is that it increased the average human lifespan by 30 years, and it increased the mortality rate by cutting down from 5.5% of deaths per live birth to 0.5%. Additionally, animal testing helped many animals from diseases like anthrax and rabies, and also saved large numbers of animals from extinction. However, some people believe that animal testing should be taken away and replaced with other experiments instead. On the other hand, animal testing is required to be performed on cosmetics to ensure the safety of humans.