Should Animals Be Used In Flowers For Algernon By Daniel Keys

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There is much controversy over whether or not animals should be used to test new procedures and medications. I personally believe that animal testing is crucial to scientific development. Every life lost is a tragedy but as seen in the story, Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keys, it will help us determine what will happen to a human test subjects without human losses. In this essay I will support my belief that animal research is important to human survival and is worth the risk.
Animal research has played a vital part in nearly every medical breakthrough over the last decade.
What if we hadn 't used animals to test all these new medicines and procedures? Then we would not have made all the discoveries that we have made today.

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Household cats kill approximately 5 million animals every week – more than the total number of animals used in medical research every year.
Yes, sometimes animals may be killed in research but that number doesn 't even compare to the number killed in the environment.

“Animal research and testing has played a part in almost every medical breakthrough of the last century. It has saved hundreds of millions of lives worldwide...” – Former UK Home Office minister Joan
This quote is very powerful to me. It reminds me of the people living and suffering an illness and how they need medical help. Do we value the life of one mouse more than we value hundreds of thousands of human lives.

In conclusion, animal research is vital to human survival. Although some animal lives may be lost the process I believe that it is worth the risk if it will save someone 's life. In Charlie 's case Algernon was able to show him what will happen to Charlie and even though he was not able to do anything about it, he was able to prepare. Doctors need to test new medications so they can see the effects before harming humans. I believe that new procedures and medications should be tested on animals and that it is worth the risk of death of animals if it will potentially save

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