“In 2010 that 97,123 animals suffered pain during experiments while being given no anesthesia for relief.” (ProCon). In recent years animals have been more and more mistreated and manipulated in order to test many of the products that we use today. A common belief of many people is that it is better for this to be tested on animals than humans. This alone is a very disturbing. The problem with this is that no life whether it is human or animal is worth being put through the pain and discomfort in order for us to have personal gain.
Millions of animals every year are trapped in small cages and killed mercilessly through brutal ways. Medicines that had passed animal testing also fail to show the same effects to humans, and at times cause actually side effects that are harmful to human bodies. To solve such issues involved with animal testing, alternative methods have been introduced. Animal testing has prevailed the science for thousands of years, and was believed to be the most ideal method to test the safety of various products. It is, however, merely a hoax that is inhumane and inefficient.
The Food and Drug Administration reports that “92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests fail in humans” (“Top Five Reasons”). If the products and drugs that we are testing on the animals are not working then there is no use in harming a harmless animal for them. Some may disagree and say that animal testing has enabled us to develop many life saving treatments for both humans and animals. But in reality there has been more cons then pros in animal testing. For example, “Animal tests on the arthritis drug Vioxx showed that it had a protective effect on the hearts of mice, yet the drug went on to cause more than 27,000 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths before being pulled from the market” (Should Animals Be).
These tests are done only to protect companies from consumer lawsuits. Although it’s not quite true, Humans and animals don’t always react in the same way to drugs. In the UK an estimated 10,000 people are killed or severely disabled every year by unexpected reactions to drugs, all these drugs have passed animal tests. Animal testing is often unpredictable in how products will work on people. Some estimates say up to 92 percent of tests passed on animals failed when tried on humans (Procon.org, 2014, page 1).
Animal testing is inhumane, is unnecessary, and hurts innocent animals,and because of this it needs to be put to an end. Animals do not accurately reflect humans in experiments done for animal testing. All species of animals, including humans, differ from each other in many ways biologically. Tests done on a rabbit may not show the same results as one done on a monkey, rat, or sheep. Likewise, the results yielded from animals can not be trusted to accurately reflect the way humans will react to a product or to a treatment.
Each year, over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, and abused for animal testing just in the US. Even then, that number does not include 90% of animals that are used in the tests. Animal testing is defined as “procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research,” by Humane Society International. This should be banned, or at the bare minimum reduced by laws that are enforced, and there are many reasons why. Some of the reasons include the unreliability and impracticability of animal testing, the cruel environments the animals are in, and the unecessity of animal testing.
In the article, “Animal Testing Is Bad Science”, the author explains how animal testing is wasting both animal and human lives. It is also wasting precious resources by attempting to poison animals with diseases they would normally not come into contact with. A large
Scientists say that they see some sort of genetic problem almost every time they clone and they do not know what is wrong with the cloning process, or why the cl... ... middle of paper ... ... not have enough room to develop in the uterus. Cloned animals have nearly always had some sort of obvious defect, and the ones that do not look normal almost always are not really normal. Also, there are 30,000 genes and the chances are extremely small that an egg cell would reprogram all of these genes correctly (Kolata 1). As a result, the clones are not normal. Because of all of this, cloning should be made illegal.
Although humans often benefit from successful animal research, the pain, the suffering, and the deaths of animals are not worth the possible human benefits. Therefore, animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products. First, animals' rights are violated when they are used in research. Tom Regan, a philosophy professor at North Carolina State University, states: "Animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment. .
They often undergo cruel methods of testing and suffer greatly as a result." (Animal Experimentation: Cruel and Unnecessary) Opponents of animal testing say that it is cruel and inhumane to experiment on animals, that alternative methods available to researchers can replace animal testing, and that animals are so different from human beings that reserch on animals often yields irrelevant results. Innocent animals are tested on every year. Some are experimented on and are then killed after their use, while others, are kept alive and are kept in captivity. In more than 1,000 laboratories across the country, monkeys are addicted to drugs, cats are deafened and have holes drilled into their skulls, sheep and pigs have their skin burned off, and rats have their spinal cords crushed.