Persuasive Essay For Animal Testing

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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…show more content…
Living in the twenty-first century, conducting a multitude of experiments without using animals to derive better results more quickly and at less cost is more probable to occur than it would have decades ago. New, cutting-edge technology such as the use of lasers, fiber optics, microchips, genomics, computer-based drug design, and digital imaging have created new opportunities for research. These new methods have contributed to a technological revolution in product testing and research. The new technological strategies have made the reliance on animals to be outdated; however, scientists have only just begun to use these new technologies. The new and updated modifications to animal testing may never reach its full potential if the dependence on animal models continues. Taking a fraction of the resources currently devoted to animal experiments and putting those advancements towards developing and expanding non-animal methods could immensely reduce the use of animals and pave a path towards the day that they are no longer used at
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