Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

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Poliomyelitis, breast cancer, brain injury, childhood leukemia, cystic fibrosis, malaria, multiple sclerosis, and tuberculosis. These conditions have one thing in common; they all have had advancements or cures because of animal testing. Animal testing has dated back several years and used throughout our history. Many famous physician scientists such as Aristotle, Erasistratus, Galen, Ibn Zuhr, and many more have used this method of experimentation to find advancements in medicine. 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 experimentation requires a look at the bigger picture. There are no other alternatives that are suitable or reliable enough to test drugs and products. Looking from a practical view, it is obvious that in order to advance in medicine animal testing will play a vital role. Even if it seems cruel or unethical to use them, the animals themselves will actually benefit from the testing and are often saved during the process. Although animal testing has had a bad reputation in actuality it is our best choice.

To begin, the main reason we should be able to experiment on animals for research purposes is because it has resulted in finding almost every medical breakthrough in the past 100 years. Aboutanimaltesting.co.uk states, “The major pro
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