The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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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. A common thread for people who negatively view animal testing is the acknowledgment of alternative research. An alternative would be to use computer modules that would help determine the basic test on cell lines. However, unlike animal testing, this isn’t an accurate test because it cannot replicate the effects of a live body. This would leave to the unpredictable side effect and long unknowing research”.(Dave, Anderson) Another reason why animal testing is good rather than an alternative is that the alternative is humans. The alternative use of human research is a costly and has unforeseeable effects. The use of humans on approved products pose huge risk levels to all human volunteers. However, animal testing offers an essential first test level that does not pose a threat to humans. Also, the use of humans is rather unethical
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