Alternatives to animal research, clinical value of animal testing, human domination over animals and their greater moral significance, exposure of animals to needless suffering and abuse are the questions that are frequently raised by antivivisectionists. Although some arguments of animal rights activists might appear persuasive and logical, animal experimentation should not be abolished, since its benefits to people are immeasurable. The first experiments involving live animals were conducted in the third century BC (Kiple et al. 23). Since then a large number of tests on animals have... ... middle of paper ...
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For centuries mankind has experimented on animals for a number of different reasons. Early experimentation with animals was originally born out of curiosity but eventually became a necessity to find medicines to cure viruses and a myriad of illnesses. If not for the existence of animals, humans would be left to experiment on themselves at a high rate which would create a worldwide moral dilemma. Such a dilemma could be dictated based on the question of who should be chosen for experimentation; should it be a particular race or class of people? Animals commonly used in medical research are rats and chimpanzees.
For example, penicillin kills guinea pigs but it is totally inactive in rabbits. When tested on animals the results are not always the same. Alternative methods would be beneficial to companies so that they don’t loose money when people start to not by their product. Researching on the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) website a Journal of the American Medical Association and British M... ... middle of paper ... ...w advancements in the areas of molecular biology and computer technology. Works Cited "Alternatives to Animal Testing."
One of the major benefits of animal testing is that “…it aids researchers in finding drugs and treatments to improve health and medicine. Many medical treatments have been made possible by animal testing, including cancer and HIV drugs, insulin, antibiotics, vaccines and many more. It is for this reason that animal testing is considered vital for improving human health” (Murnaghan). Numerous expanses of people have been helped by the results of studying and tes... ... middle of paper ... ...ount of benefits to the use of animal experimentation and a devastating amount of disadvantages if scientists were to not use animal testing. Humans are not the only ones that are helped from it, pets and other animals are profited from these experimentations.
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Animals should be used for research and Experimentation because if the animals get sick or show any signs of acting abnormal then the scientists know it isn’t safe for humans to use. Animal research has played a big role in nearly every medical breakthrough over the last decade. Animals have the same organ system that perform the same task, which helps determine if what is being tested is safe for humans to use. Most of the medicines animals use the same medicine as humans like antibiotics, pain killers, and many more this helps to see if the medicine cures the animals without any harmful consequences then it would be safe and useful for humans to use. Using animals for research and experimentation has led to cancer survival rates to continue to rise.