The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing On Animals

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As an animal owner myself, testing on animals has always been a topic on my mind but I did not know much about it other then the fact that it hurt animals most of the time. At first I was against animal testing but after research my position has changed. Animal testing began in about 500 B.C. and has continued to this day but has increased and advanced more then ever before. New vaccines and cures for diseases have been created and have save many lives. There was little objection to testing on animals until the 1800’s when more people domesticated animals and started to go against testing. Groups such as the Society for the Protection of Animals Liable to Vivisection were created because of this trend. Since this group more groups have joined…show more content…
Animals are being used for personal needs and used against their will so morally this seems wrong. There has been many side effects to testing that have hurt mankind so there are very good reasons to do away with animal testing. Do the pros of animal testing outweigh the cons? I believe they both cancel each other out and no matter what we do there will be a risk for reward. Seeing what animal testing has done for mankind is a major factor in this paper because it has done wonders for us in the medical field, but the cost has been equal and has hurt many. So is it worth the pain or not? While looking at how animal testing has done a lot for us in the medical field people need to look at what the cost has been to achieve these. Many animals have been totured and even killed which in many peoples mind is wrong. Thousands on animals have been killed for our personal use and they had no say in what could happen to them. We just took them without their consent and hurt them. Was it worth to save thousands of humans but then kill thousands of animals? I see no advantage to that except for the humans being unethical to others. And while they say there is no reliable alternative, who is to say that animals are reliable? There have been many cases where the tests worked on animals but when it came to humans it did not work the outcome was deadly sometimes. There are also other alternatives that can provide better results like “In vitro (in glass) testing, such as studying cell cultures in a petri dish, can produce more relevant results than animal testing because human cells can be used.” (2). There are better ways to test besides just on animals so maybe one day it can
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