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Animal Testing and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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Everyday people are using products not knowing who, what, where, why or how these products are being made from. Many companies are neglecting the use of animal experimentation by the fact that there are alternative ways to test their products without testing them on animals. If alternative methods have been discovered that are more humane and effective, why aren’t companies using them? By using alternative methods to animal testing, products and some medicines would be cheaper and more reliable to humans. How ethical is animal testing compared to other methods of testing products for humane medical use? Today a lot of people are just looking for the most effective product out there to use. If animals aren’t used for testing products, consumers are more likely to buy these products. Humans are more at risk for side effects because animals don’t always get accurate results. Animals and humans are not exactly the same so the reaction to a drug in an animal’s body is going to be quite different from a reaction in a human’s body. Also when an animal is under a lot of stress it can lead to un-accurate results. Animal testing costs a huge amount of money as the animals need to be fed, housed, cared for, and treated with a particular experimental substance. Different reactions to different medications are unique to each species of animal. 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." PETA.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. "Alternatives: Testing Without Torture." PETA.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. "Using Animals for Testing: Pros Versus Cons." Using Animals for Testing: Pros Versus Cons. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. Wepworth, Adam. "Animal Research: The Ethics of Animal Experimentation." (n.d.): n. pag. 16 July 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. "Is Animal Testing Justified? (The Big Questions)." YouTube. YouTube, 18 Mar. 2012. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. N, Ranganathan, and I. J. Kuppast. "A Review on Alternatives to Animal Testing Methods in Drug Development." Ebscohost. N.p., 16 Oct. 2012. Web. 13 Nov. 2013. Wepworth, Adam. "Animal Research: The Ethics of Animal Experimentation." (n.d.): n. pag. 16 July 2010. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.
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