Why Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned

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Every year, millions of animals were suffering or killed due to scientific research. Some animal rights groups suggest that we should ban animal experiments because use animals for experimentation is cruel and animals should have the same right of living as human beings. A report from U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that more than 100 million animals are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing. There are some other people believe that the death of animals will help and save millions of human lives. Personally I believe that the experimentation on animals for scientific and medical should not be stopped. The contribution of animal testing is significance. A report from California Biomedical Research Association states that nearly every medical breakthrough in the last 100 years has resulted directly from research using animals. For example Diabetics used to be the disaster to humans before the insulin was found. Frederick G. Banting solved this problem by doing …show more content…

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) of United States gives some protections to warm-blooded animals used in research laboratories, which only cover 5% of animals normally used for testing. Under AWA, all testing on animals which are covered must minimized the pain on animals and provide appropriate veterinary care. The AWA should make further improvements which cover as much animals as possible. In UK, the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 defined regulated procedures as animal experiments that could potentially cause "pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm”. It prevents animals from unnecessary suffering. Actually all testing and research done on animals should be under the control of government. The last and the most things is that it’s our responsibilities to take care of all the animals, even though they are just using for

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