Even with all of the outcry, there is a large group of people that see animal experimentation as a necessary evil. Many see it as “ total elimination of animal testing will significantly set back the development of essential medical devices, medicines, and treatment” (Hajar 7). Animal testing is a necessary evil that has been extremely beneficial to humans and is crucial to the advancement of medicine in the
To start off, I think animal testing is wrong. It may benefit OUR lives, but it doesn’t for the animals being tested on. It is cruel, inhumane, and sometimes isn’t necessary for the product. There are alternatives to this and it can cause much pain and suffering to the animals. In my opinion, animal testing is wrong and here are my reasons why I think so.
Animal testing is known as the experimental use of animals for scientific, cosmetic and medical research that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study. It is estimated that around 50 to 100 million of animals are used for testing. Most animal testing is paid through funding about 40% of the funds received are provided to animal testing in the name of research. Of these research 45% is used to identify medical studies, 30% to identify psychological research and 25% for cosmetic and other researchers. “The treatment and testing of animals is a widely controversial subject that many believe isn’t necessary.
For example, author Ian Murnaghan says that, “Animal testing is held particularly important for its contribution to the development of insulin, antibiotics, vaccines and drugs with high mortality rates such as cancer.” (Murnaghan) This means that, animal testing is important to cancer research. Also it means that that the development for antibiotics and other medicines need animal testing. Cancer patients need antibiotics to treat their cancer. A lot of medicines that saved people were tested on animals before hand. Also vaccines for animals would not be around if we could not test on animals.
Animal testing has abused thousands and thousands of animals. From shattering the hearts of millions of animal lovers, making beagles inhale poison, locking animals in small cages and horrifying the poor innocent things. Here’s the evidence to support that animal testing must stop soon. Heartless scientists put thousands of adorable animals through trauma and pain just for medicines, drugs and much more. Animals lives are just as important and valuable as humans.
The lives saved may outweigh the lives lost but it does not mean we can overlook the pain and suffering caused to these animals to get to the treatments and vaccines. People who feel that they can’t allow animal testing for any reason can choose to refuse treatments that have been created through animal tests. However, this means refusing almost all treatments that have been created. Technology is advancing every day and maybe one day, hopefully soon, animals will be replaced by machines and no longer need to suffer. Animal testing may not always be the most sound or successful way to find the answers but right now there is sometimes no other option.
A pro to animal testing is that it doesn 't put humans to harm. If the product used on the animals work, then it may possibly work on the humans, but it isn 't reliable. Animal testing can have both pros and cons to it. Over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned, and abused in US labs every year. Problem Significance The History of Animal Testing Animal Testing has been around for many years and has been used all over the world.
Most of the drugs tested on animals could still be dangerous and make the animal’s sacrifice worthless. Even though animal testing has also helped to create several life-saving cures and treatments, hundreds of animals had to die, all of them having no need or responsibility to sacrifice themselves for humans. When these cures are being made, a disease may only effect ten to fifteen people, but humans would still test on hundreds of animals. A jungle filled with monkeys could be captured and tested on until they die, for just a couple of humans that are sick with a disease that requires a medicine unable to found within animal testing, but the animals would still die. Not only does animal testing not give 100% accurate results, there are also many other ways that can help humans test
According to the article, “About us” on understandinganimalresearch.org, only 0.2% of all animals in the world are used for both scientific and commercial animal testing. Animal testing is the process of experiments being done on non-human animals, and this process is performed to ensure the safety of cosmetics, drugs, and food additives. Humans only use animal testing when there is no other available options, and animal testing is practiced on endless amounts of products that are very essential in our lives today (Murnaghan). Scientists have developed great deals of vaccine and medicine, as a result, human kids, toddlers, and the elderly’s precious lives have been saved from death. Animal testing is a controversial topic in society, and while supporters