The Importance Of Animal Testing

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Dogs, a man 's best friend. Cats, known to be the most supportive animal a person could own. Birds, a pet that you can enjoy and have for a very long time. Small rodents also known as wonderful companions who are interactive, super quiet, and don’t take up much space. In the United States today over 100 million animals are killed in laboratories for biology lessons, curiosity driven treatment, medical training, and chemical, food, drug and cosmetic testing. These animals are starving, scared, and hurting. In recent years animal testing has become more prominent and tons of organizations have been created to inform people like you that we should put an end to animal testing. Why you might ask? Animals have no voice and the need someone to stand…show more content…
Computer based models have shown results up to 90 and 95 percent accuracy sometimes higher than animal testing. Testing is expensive, time consuming and more times out of ten unreliable. Other alternative methods are available that people are choosing not to you use. We continue to harm these animals when we could be doing other tests that are way more accurate where 's the logic in that? “Despite the use of over 115 million animals in experiments globally each year, only 46 new medicines were approved in 2017 by the leading drug regulator, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many of these are for rare diseases.” (Crueltyfreeinternational.org) Researchers are spending tons of money on something that isn’t a 100% accurate and also within a years span these places are lucky if maybe one of there drugs or products have been cleared by FDA administration. The normal way they’ve been testing the use of chemicals using animals can take up to five years per chemical and cost millions of dollars, while alternative methods and computer based tests can test hundreds of chemicals in a week for a fraction of the cost avoiding the use of…show more content…
According to Animal Ethics a government run sight who is for animal testing, claims that all the tests done on animals are all beneficial for our own personal use (AnimalEthics). They claim that using alternative methods does not give enough accurate insight and information on what these drugs are actually doing to the inside of a physical system. It’s easier to see for example the effect of insulin on the pancreas inside an animal instead of through a machine. Animal research has contributed to many scientific studies, but it’s the way they went about them is all wrong. These people claim to be doing the right thing, however these people are blind to the evidence that many life saving cures and treatments can be found in the other alternative testing methods. We have physical evidence that these methods work just as well and are more efficient. Why should animals be getting the short end of the stick when half the things they’re being tested for they don’t even get to use nor do half these have to do with
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