Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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While the common belief is that animals are treated inhumanely, the animals “are actually treated quite well, in accordance with the strict regulations which govern animal care”(Shany). The facilities where animal testing is being done are monitored closely to assure the animals are being taken care of. A survey on the number of animals being used shows that “only 6% of animals being tested experience pain”(Shany). Without animal testing we would not have a vaccine for cholera, polio, meningitis or anthrax. Other medical advances found through animal testing are; penicillin, blood transfusions, insulin, and kidney transplants. The alternatives to animal testing “do not provide as much information”(Shany). Tissue culture does not work
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