Furthermore, these tests do not have accurate results, so the animals may suffer but the product is still sold to the people. While products that burnt bunnies’ eyes away are being marketed to consumers, government agencies are using taxpayers’ hard earned money to fund these horrible, pointless experiments. Millions of animals are used to test consumer products, but they also become victims to experiments for medical research. In The Ethics of Animal Research (2007) both authors state that there have been many medical advances with the development of medicines and treatments as a result of research conducted on animals (para 1). These medical i... ... middle of paper ... ...http://www.aavs.org/site/c.bkLTKfOSLhK6E/b.6456997/k.3D74/Problems_with_Animal_Research.htm.
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).
On the other hand, there are others who feel animals are the ones being harmed and we do not have the right to use them as test subjects. In the two articles, “Animal Experimentation Is Necessary to Ensure Product Safety” by Partners in Research (PIR) and “Using Animals for Medical Testing Is Unethical and Unnecessary” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), provides arguments to back their claims on animal testing. Even though I am against animal testing, I believe that Partners in Research did a more convincing job in arguing that animal testing is necessary and the right thing to do to guarantee human safety. In the article written by PETA, an organization for animal rights, discusses how thousands of animals die every year through animal testing. This article does not describe any incidents that happen to the animals when they are tested on certain products.
Though most of his testings were on goats, much of his research went into postmortem autopsies and dissections. (Hajar) (Naik) In modern times, the experimentation on animals has led to just as many advances in medical science as there are in veterinary science and practice. Ibn Zuhr paved the way for basic surgical procedures that advanced over time as the anatomy of humans and animals were not seen as being one and the same. Blood transfusions came about through ... ... middle of paper ... .... 2014. Academic OneFile.
The California Biomedical Research Association states “nearly every medical breakthrough in the last 100 years has resulted directly from research using animals.” The polio vaccine, tested on animals, reduced the global outbreak of the disease from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 406 cases in 2013. Animal research has also contributed to major advances in treating conditions such as breast cancer, leukemia, malaria, and many others. The problem with testing drugs on animal is millions of animals die in research laboratories at the hands of scientists who perform outdated and inaccurate tests that prove no benefit to humans or animals. Before the animals die, they are routinely burned, poisoned, starved, addicted to drugs, pretty much driven insane. They are deliberately inflicted with diseases such as cancer, diabetes, syphilis, herpes, and AIDS.
Most of the medications that we in market today have been tested and proven effective for animals before prescribing them to human beings. However, would it feel good to know that every year, hundreds of thousands of animals are captured from the wild and die just because of these said experiments? For many years now, scientists have been using animals for their laboratory experiments to produce new medicines. Although scientists have been using this process for many decades in the field of medicine, it is still a controversial issue for those who are pro animal experimentation and against animal experimentation. Both sides have been arguing about the necessity of these procedures of the medical field.
He and many others see the testing as inevitable and say it must continue to help humans survive. “The elimination of horrible disease, the increase of longevity, the avoidance of great pain, the saving of lives, and the improvement of the quality of lives achieved through research using animals is so incalculably great…”(Cohen 27-28). As in any debate though there is always an opposing side, which seems to toss out their opinions and facts as frequently as the rest. So many in today’s world view animal research as morally wrong and believe animals do have rights. Peter Singer, an author and philosophy professor, “argues that because animals have nervous systems and can suffer just as much as humans can, it is wrong for humans to use animals for research, food, or clothing” (Singer 17).
The contemporary scale of animal deaths due to animal testing is unacceptable! 17-22 million animals are tested on each year and at least half are put to death. 2.5 million animals are killed due to animal testing at the Great Britain Zoo every year. Animal testing essentially involves harming or killing the animals, every year so many innocent animals are put to death on behalf of our a... ... middle of paper ... ...eel as much pain through testing as we would if we got tested on. Therefore, it is up to us to aid these defenceless animals and to put a halt to animal testing once and for all!
What is animal testing? Animal testing is the use of living animals to performed research into the basics of biology and diseases assessing the effectiveness of new medical products(Humane Society International). But many debating has been done over animal testing, people are either in favor or against the use of animals for medical research. Many say that the use of animals is important for the advancement in medical research, without the use of animals medicine, treatment for cancer, antibiotics for infection, vaccines to help prevent deadly diseases and new technics for transplant would not exists and safe life. (pro-test) As Former UK Officer Minister Joan Ryan quoted “Animals research and testing has played a part in almost every medical breakthrough of the last century.
There is not an exact number of animals that are being used for the experiments. These animals are used to test cosmetics, household cleaners and consumer products. “Hundreds of thousands of animals are poisoned, blinded, and killed every year by cruel corporations.” (Animal Testing 101) The mice and rats that are used are forced to inhale the toxic fumes, the dog... ... middle of paper ... ...ocon.org/ . "Animals Used in Education | Animals Used for Experimentation | The Issues." PETA.