Is Animal Testing Wrong or Right?

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Ninety two percent of all animal testing that is effective on animals are ineffective on humans (ASPCA). Despite this alarming statistic, scientists still use animals in these experiments. Scientist give the animals no choice in whether they or going to be used in an experiment. Animal testing is when scientist use products, vaccinations or other things they develop for humans and use on animals. Scientist use all types of animals, but the most common are rats, mice, birds, reptiles and amphibians (ASPCA). Animal testing can result in an injury and or death to the animal that is being tested on. Scientist should find healthy and safe alternatives to figuring out information they need, rather than using helpless animals.

Animal testing has been around for a long time and it has just recently sparked controversy in the scientific community. Some scientist feel that they could find healthy alternatives, while others feel that they have the right to use animals in their experiments, and that the animals are inferior to humans; therefore, have no rights ("Controversy of Animal Testing - About Animal Testing (UK)"). Scientist preform a lot of experiments on animals, but more than ninety percent of them are for human benefit (“Adams, Stephen”). Things like cosmetics, vaccinations, and solution to diseases. A major flaw within doing these things is that animals and humans have different genetic structures. By them having different genetic structures it makes it difficult because they could find something that works for an animal but could harm a human and the other way around. Another flaw to animal testing is that use cosmetics on the animals, thing like lip stick, eye liner, and mascara on animals. These things are made for human enjo...

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...ay an important factor in to why animal testing should be banned from the lab and why it is unethical to use animals in the lab. Scientists should find healthy and safe alternatives to figuring out thing, rather than using helpless animals.

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