Animal Testing: Cruel Or Inhumane?

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Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. Research shows that there is no point to animal testing as they make very poor test subjects. They are very different from humans, with size, shape and different body chemistry which means that the products that they are testing could work for the animals, but have bad effects on humans that could even cause death. Although testing on animals has contributed to many life saving cures and treatments, it is still cruel and inhumane because of the suffering that the animals go through, the failure of experiments and it is unethical. Some argue that animal testing doesn't harm the animals; however there is evidence that the animals…show more content…
In addition, The FDA reports that, ¨92% of drugs approved for testing on humans fail to receive approval for human use¨.This shows that there is no point for animal testing and that animal testing doesn't do any good for all the harm that it causes to the animals. This proves that this is important because it could also hurt humans because it could do wonders for the animals and harm us because of the different body chemistry. Paul Furlong, Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging at Aston University, states that "it's very hard to create an animal model that even equates closely to what we're trying to achieve in the human." Therefore, animals have very different bodies then us and very different chemistry and therefore does not work well for humans at all. This suggests that, because we do not want two living things to both be harmed, animal testing is not useful. Animal testing is not accurate and wastes time and money of scientists, and the…show more content…
According to an article written by Eric J. Titus, “When there is a debate about whether testing drugs on animals is ethical, one of the main arguments proponents use is that it has helped alleviate the suffering of people through the medical advances made in testing labs”.It stands to reason that there is no accurate argument for this topic because the people still suffer because the testing is not accurate.This is important because people should not be tricked into thinking that this is good because the people who are going to be suffering would be them instead. In addition, an article written by PETA states that, “If it is not ok to test on humans, why is it ok to test on animals?” This means that people think that animals don’t have feelings and that animals can’t feel pain.This is important because there are many different types of testing that we could do instead of animal testing and that there are tests we can do that will not harm any living things. Animal testing is inhumane and unethical with the suffering that the animals go through and the

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