Animal experimentation is a very noteworthy subject that has created quite a stir amongst the world. Anything from monkeys becoming anemic due to starvation to puppies with open sores from a new topical cream to relieve itching; animal experimentation is something that has been around since 129 AD. Testing human diseases or medicines on animals is factually not accurate, considering that there are so many differences between a human and a non-human animal. According to PETA, ASPCA, The Humane Society, and the article The Flaws and Human Harms of Animal Experimentation by Aysha Akhtar, they explain that animal experimentation can be avoided and is an unnecessary step in today’s testing. Most humans typically care for non-human animals and take
After Sun reassures readers that the animals are completely safe and pain-free, she is able to reinforce how animal testing is beneficial through sound research. “The truth behind animal testing,” explains how specific discoveries such as insulin, blood transfusions, penicillin, so on and so forth have been unearthed because of animal testing. Today, many people can relate to these medical advances because they are so commonly used in hospitals and the medical field. Sun’s research even introduces multiple cases where animal testing was successful. One such case included Charles Chamberland who was able to find a vaccine for both cholera and anthrax through animal experimentation with little harm to the chickens he was testing. Contrastingly, Sun compares how alternative solutions would be detrimental for the evolution of research and development of current medical conditions. By finding strong, well supported cases, and appealing to a more logical side, Sun is able to persuade many readers in favor of animal
Animal experimentation has been used in biomedical, behavioral, and cosmetic experimentation and research for a few centuries; experiments using animals were used in Greece more than 2,000 years ago and since then there have been numerous advances in solutions, medicines, and in the comprehension of how the functions of creatures have been the immediate aftereffect of creature experimentation. Just like experimentation and research using animals is not new, the worry over the welfare of research facility creatures is likewise not new, as reflected in the exercises of different creature welfare and antivivisectionist groups dating back to the nineteenth century, the concern over the wellbeing of these animals has even prompted laws and controls
The validity and even humanity in animal testing is something on the margins of morale, it is not something done out of joy, it is not pleasurable for the testers or the tested themselves. So there, we are given a reason to submit the simple question of whether animal testing should be permitted at all. Why not simply cut our losses and move on to greener pastures, after all it is indeed the definition of grotesque to experiment on living beings and people may have been right to protest and raise awareness for such cruel misconducts. There must be something that can be done.
“A Question of Ethics” by Jane Goodall and “Animal Research Saves Lives” by Heloisa Sabin presents two sides of the same coin in regards to Animal testing. Thereby, questioning the validity or necessity of animal research and testing today. In “A Question of Ethics” by Goodall she presents a scenery of the living conditions of the animals which are often isolated; posing the ultimate questions of, whether animal research is essential to medical research? Or How many tests are performed only to conform to laws and not out of scientific merit? The Suggestion was made that scientists should explore alternative options, such as testing on cell and tissue cultures. On the other hand, Sabin also puts forward an argument in support of animal testing, as her dear late husband Albert Sabin conducted many tests on animals whilst perfecting his vaccine against polio. The sacrifice of these animals has enabled entire generations of humans to grow up without fear of the crippling effects of polio. Animal rights advocates who see animal experimentation as cruel and wasteful overlook the fact that it has been instrumental in developing medicines that have saved countless human
Ethical Scenario 5: I am a co-owner of Happy Pets Veterinary Clinic and have recently caught my friend and business partner stealing drugs from the company.
Since the dawn of time humans and animals have had a close relationship. Humans have relied on animals for food, clothing, and companionship; however, using animals in research and testing products has been a topic of heated debate for decades. Each year, more than 100 million animals are killed in the United States for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and other product testing. People have different feelings for animals; many may see animals as companions while others view the living creatures as a means for improving medical techniques or furthering experimental research. Whichever way one may interpret the use for animals, the fact remains that they are being exploited by research facilities and cosmetics
Animal Testing has been a very controversial topic for decades. Throughout history, animal testing has played a major role in leading to many new medicines and discoveries. Most of the world participates in these experiments, with the aims of achieving the most modern technologies. Animal testing needs to be continued to advance our science and medicines, and to continue to save millions of lives.
“We have moved away from studying human disease in humans. We all drank the kool-aid on that one, me included. The problem is that it hasn 't worked, and it 's time we stopped dancing around the problem. We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies for use in humans to understand disease biology in humans” said by Dr. Elias Zerhouni, former director of the National Institutes of Health (8 Expert Quotes Admitting That Testing on Animals Is Unreliable, page 2). According to statistics, an estimated 17 to 22 million animals are used each year in research, education and testing across the world. Of those animals, the majority of them are used right here in the United States alone. “According to studies
Few can argue against animal research when it comes to assistance for medical advancement. However, with advancement of medicine, the ethical treatment of animals may be sacrificed. In the city of Detroit, Wayne State University is under investigation for cruel and unusual methods to their animal testing. Wayne State University has been using dogs for cardiovascular research. Therefore, they are mainly on a treadmill for most of the day and “sometimes they’re so tired they can’t even eat — they’re listless, then the dogs are all eventually euthanized if they don’t die on the treadmill or in their cage later.” The treatment of these dogs used as subjects have concerned the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. However, Wayne State’s
assure the animals are being taken care of. A survey on the number of animals being used
However, everyday biologists discover new medical treatments and medications using animals to prevent people from dying. Drug testing using animals became essential in the twentieth century. Animal testing plays a major role in the improvement of effective medical treatments. Is it important to help a person in need or to save rats that can easily reproduce? Also, researches intent on finding new treatments to improve human life. In the United Kingdom, every new drug must have been tested on two different species of mammals in order to make sure of the results. Without animal experimentation, medicines wouldn’t have existed. An estimated 29 million animals are used every year in the United States for scientific testing. One positive point is that many medical treatments and medications have been developed from animal testing. Because animals share many features with humans, scientists use animals to test the safety of developed medications. DR Bella Williams (2012), states that "Medical and scientific organizations around the world agree that animals are essential in scientific research, for developing medicines and safety testing”. Also, there is no danger of extinction for some species because they reproduce countless babies. Animal research allows us to find treatments for cancer, antibiotics for infections, and vaccines for deadly viruses. Diseases that use to kill millions of people every year are now either preventable or treatable. Animal testing hasn’t benefited humans only. Animal experimentation has also resulted in many life-saving treatments for cats, dogs, and endangered species. In fact, seven out of the ten recent Noble Prizes in medicine, were based on animal
In recent years, it is reported that more than 100 million animals die from various of animal testing each year (2004), and about 70% of the animals used are mice and rats. Viewing these shocking data, I believe that many can see the cruelty of animal testing. Accurately speaking, the phrase “animal testing” is any scientific experiment or test for some research purposes in which an animal is forced to undergo something that will cause them pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm (2017). Such animal testing dates to the mid-19th century when the experimental medical science appeared. Nowadays, with the rapidly development and in-depth study of the medical science and pathology, it shows that there are more and more needs to carry out animal
When putting on your lipstick, do you know what brand your lipstick is? If you are not aware, you might indirectly support animal testing without realizing it. Animal testing is a scientific experiment performed on animals to study the effects of drugs, cosmetic products and other chemical products on humans. In other words, it is used to evaluate the effectiveness of new drugs. About 1.4 million animals die each year because of animal testing. Science researches believe that products which have been tested on animals will make humans’ life better. However, the main concern on this issue is that animals are suffering from unnecessary pain. Animals are mostly exposed to radiation, forced to inhale poisonous gases and injected with harmful substances prior to the experiment. Thus, animal testing should be banned because it is cruel, the result is unreliable and expensive.
First of all, the conduction of animal experimentation can be easily rejected because of the immorality and cruelty that comes with it. Every year at least 115 million animals die in laboratories due to animal testing (Taylor K., 2008) and the numbers are steadily increasing. The shocking statistic proves that it has come to a point where we should ask ourselves, is it really worth it? Animals, like humans, are living organisms that are sentient and are capable of suffering. Conducting these experiments only make animals seem like tools used for the progress of humanity, stripping away the factor that they possess the same right to life we abuse every day. Results are not promised, however pain and distress on the animal’s part