In the next few paragraphs, both sides of the argument will be expressed by the supporters. A well known scientist named Neal D. Barnard said," The use of animals for research and testing is only one of many investigative techniques available. We believe that although animal experiments are sometimes intellectually seductive, they are poorly suited to addressing the urgent health problems of our era, such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, AIDS and birth defects." He goes on further to say that animal experiments can not only mislead researchers but even contribute to illnesses or deaths by failing to predict any toxic effect on drugs. The majority of animals in laboratories are used for genetic manipulation, surgical intervention or injection of foreign substances.
While this is true it must be noted that the law itself is flawed. More than 95 percent of animals used in laboratories are not subject to the minimal protections provided by federal laws ("Should Animals Be Used").The Animal Welfare Act excludes all cold-blooded animals, and farm animals; as well as rats, mice, and birds breed for experimentation. In 2010 AWA covered 1,134,693 animals used for testing; leaving roughly 25 million other animals that are not covered ("Why Animal Testing Is Unethical.") The Animal Welfare act, as it stands now, allows cases of abuse in research animals;
The cause of this is because, animal experimenters and scientists want us to believe that if they gave up their archaic habit, sick children and other disease and accident victims would drop dead in droves. But the most significant trend in modern research in recent years has been the recognition that animals rarely serve as good models for the human body. We believe this is a tradition. The only reason people are under the misconception that animal experiments help humans is because the media, experimenters, universities and lobbying groups exaggerate the potential of animal experiments to lead to new cures and the role they have played in past medical advances. Scientists say that if we didn 't have animals, we’d have to test new drugs on people.
It is proven that even if a drug or product makes it stage two, 88% will fail and only 12% of them will even make it to stage five where they come close to be approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). When the experimentation ends, many of the animals are so contaminated with chemicals or greatly effected that eventually die, it is rare of animals being adopted afterwards. Another claim institution like to use in their favor is that if we do not use animals then what will we use to test our products or drugs. As we seen before, even testing on animals have showed its still not as accurate. Just couple of years ago the FDA removed Suprol, Oraflex, Eferol, and Selacryn from the market after causing many deaths and illnesses.
An Argument For Animal Research Medicine has come a very long way since the days when men used to puncture holes into the skull to release tension or evil spirits. In the last one hundred years, for the sake of humanity, numerous vaccinations have been developed, disease and disorders of all types have been prevented, surgical techniques have been advanced, drugs have been developed to cure ailments and the list continues endlessly. The progress that has been achieved in knowledge as well as safety in medical practice is correlated directly to animal research. It is one argument to control animal research so that needless death of animals are not rendered, but it is absolutely different to argue that animals have rights which supersede human subsistence. "For most of the past decade, the animal-rights movement hasn't merely opposed animal research; it has tried to destroy it."
Major medical breakthroughs that have been made through animal testing include: “Asthma, Breast cancer, Meningitis, Insulin, Penicillin, Tuberculosis, and Parkinson’s Disease,” With gains there also losses including thousands of animals that are being harmed in the process. We can 't rely on animal research because it does not always have a positive outcome in humans. Crueltyfreeinternational.org states, “ 95% of drugs fail in human trials despite promising results in animal tests – whether on safety grounds or because they do not
Meaning that most of the drugs used on animals, actually are not benefiting humans. A few of the drugs passed from animals, were detrimental to humans. For example, a arthritis drug tested on mice, seemed to protect their hearts, but when used on humans, it was the cause of heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths (“12 Pros and Cons”). Even when some drugs are passed, they show some side effects that were not shown during the test trial. Animals have been used to help the “war on cancer”, but the tests haven’t transferred from humans to animals.
According to the article “Mounting Opposition to Vivisection”, Justin R. Goodman states that, “The Food and Drug Administration finding that nine out of 10 drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials, to argue that animal experiments do not reliably predict outcomes in humans, and can even be harmful.” This implies that they agonize animals until it works. They don’t want to give humans a toxic medicine or product. This also means only 10% of the testings are actually useful in the scientists’ workings and they waste millions of dollars every year, killing many animals. If they stopped testing on animals, it would spare the lives of many animals and they wouldn’t waste so much
There are many medications in use today that would not be around had scientists depended solely on animal testing. For example, aspirin and penicillin were both found to be harmful through animal tests even though both these medicines have saved lives and proved to be very effective. The Polio vaccine was delayed for over thirty years because it was â 쐏rovenâ �ineffective in tests done on animals. (Overton, Kelly. "Stop Animal Testing - It 's Not Just Cruel, It 's Ineffective."
The last way animals are used for is genetic experiments to help scientist figure out how different genes work (“Animal Research”). Humans benefit a lot by using animals for experimentation. Without the animals it would be very difficult to find new medical and to save a lot of people’s lives. Animals are very necessary to save the lives of not only other animal... ... middle of paper ... ...d 3,000 different groups. Certain animal rights groups have acted out with violence against people who believe that animal experimentation is not a bad thing.