Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

1566 Words7 Pages
For years, animals have been the subject of various types of scientific testing for many different things. But the question is: Is it right to subject animals to this kind of research? Research in medical science and in multiple product testing. Animals are put through countless hours of suffering just for the possibility of it being beneficial to humans. It is not even guaranteed that the research being done, in places such as medical laboratories, will even be effective when it comes to human trials. So shouldn 't we try to spare animals from such cruelty and find alternative testing methods? Each year, millions of animals suffer due to the various kinds of research that companies and laboratories do. Cosmetic, drug, food, and chemical…show more content…
Drugs that pass testing on animals may not be safe for humans. Animals are very different than we are, therefore we cannot rely on using them as subjects for the testing of drugs which would be administered to humans. And testing in animals does not accurately predict results in humans. "94% of drugs that pass animal tests fail in human clinical trials. According to neurologist Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH, over 100 stroke drugs that were effective when tested on animals have failed in humans, and over 85 HIV vaccines failed in humans after working well in non-human primates." (Animal Testing-…show more content…
That animal testing is benificial. "The next time an animal rights group claims that animal research provides no human benefit, stop and think about the astonishing medical advances made over the last fifty years. Because scientists experimented with research animals, vaccines were developed, new lifesaving medical and surgical techniques were perfected, diseases were cured”extending our lives and alleviating incalculable amounts of human suffering." (Smith, Wesley J.). Although it may be true that animal testing does help alleviate human suffering to an extent, it does not fully help us understand how things will react when it is a human using

More about Persuasive Essay On Animal Testing

Open Document