Animal Testing in the Research Field

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Animal research, or animal testing, is the use of animals in scientific researches to study and develop drugs for the life-taking diseases that human beings contract. It has been practiced for hundreds of years. Animal testing helps produced many vaccines and other drugs, like penicillin, and thus, save many human lives. On the other hand, animal testing also causes pain and kills a lot of animals used during the researches that many people oppose this practice. Supporters show their support, while opponents show their oppositions toward this controversial issue that is still in debates today. In a laboratory for animals, all sorts of animals, such as rats, mice, baboons, dogs, cats, and chimpanzees, can be found. All of them are locked in cages individually, kept away from the natural world of where they should have belonged. In addition, they may be connected to wires or may look aberrant because they are infected with “human diseases.” Scientists “force-feed chemicals to animals, conduct repeated surgeries on them, implant wires in their brains, crush their spines, and much more… usually without any painkillers” (“Life in a Laboratory”). This practice is called “Animal Research,” which has been a controversial issue, placing the public’s emotions into a dilemma. Have you ever wonder how some of your personal care products were made? By trial and errors, scientists conduct many experiments, not on themselves, but on animals in order to successfully bring the newly developed products into the market. Some of the products are penicillin and many vaccines against diseases, like rabies and measles (“Animal Experiments”). These products would not have been created without the help or even the sacrifice of the animals in the animal ... ... middle of paper ... ... Animal Test. 24 Jul 2014 . “Animal Testing.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. 27 Jul 2014 . Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 27 Jul 2014 . “Ethics of Research Involving Animals, The.” Nuffield Council on Bioethics. 24 Jul 2014 . “House of Lords – Animals in Scientific Procedures – Report.” The United Kingdom Parliament. 2010. 25 Jul 2014 . “Life in a Laboratory.” Stop Animal Test. 24 Jul 2014 . “Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research.” The National Academy Press. 1988. 24 Jul 2014 .

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