Is Animal Testing Necessary

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Is it acceptable to put the lives of creatures in harm for the help of humans? Or to lock them in cramped areas and test on them constantly to benefit us, but cause their lives to become worse? Animals are locked in cages instead of being free like they should be in an effort to solve the issues of the human race. Every year over 100 million of the animals experimented on die in the laboratories due to this experimentation that supposedly helps to find cures for humans. These cures scientists are finding aren’t even aimed to help animals, and they live horrible lives as a result of these confining living spaces in addition introduction to diseases they wouldn’t naturally develop. Gruesome treatment is given to these animals and it shouldn’t…show more content…
One rationale would be the fact that there is nothing else to test on and humans shouldn’t be the first to be tested on. Animals can only be tested on to a certain extent, eventually need to conduct the test on humans. “The fact is that we already do test new drugs on people. No matter how many animal tests are undertaken, someone will always be the first human to be tested on. Because animal tests are so unreliable, they make those human trials all the more risky” (“Animal Testing is a Bad Science” 1). Once the experiments with the animals are completed, clinical trials start on humans and they are the first set of people to be tested. Not only are there going to be a set of people that are the first to be tested on, but barely any drugs work in clinical trials. “Ninety-two percent of drugs—those that have been tested on animals and in vitro—do not make it through Phase 1 of human clinical trials” (“Medical Testing on Animals is Cruel and Unnecessary” 3). So, even if we do test on animals, humans eventually have to be tested on and the drug successes on the animals didn’t work on humans. Due to this failure in clinical trials when the solution reaches the human, all the time spent trying to find a cure or treatment was put to…show more content…
If this money and time were put towards more human-based research, the results would be more useful towards finding cures. Human-based testing is the greatest solution to this issue of testing on animals. There are many methods of this form of testing too. The tests could occur using human tissue, cells, cadavers, and patient simulators. These alternative forms to animal testing are available, but they aren’t required for use by law so they often aren’t implemented (“Animal Rights is a Bad Science” 1). Although they aren’t used, they provide more accurate beneficial testing in a couple different ways. One being the fact that they are more reliable, so more treatments would result from the time put into experiments. If the human-based forms of experimentation were used not only would more solutions come out of the testing but money would be saved, and needless animal cruelty could
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