Persuasive Speech Against Animal Testing

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Today, most of world population is living on the medication. Have you ever thought how all off the medicines come through out? How are medicines approved for human use? It is a long process including chemical synthesis, animal testing, clinical trials and post surveillance study of the drug. From those all steps, animal testing is a very crucial part and also a debatable step for research. Animals are used to check drug profile, in which animals are suffering from pain, stress and various other diseases. Do you think that animal testing is required? Let’s start with the human perspectives about conducting experiments on the humans instead of animals. When we see animals suffering from electric shock while doing the experiment on them, don’t…show more content…
What if we do this same experiment on the human being? Can we tolerate the high voltage current as animals? Answering the questions, obviously we oppose them, talk about bad humanity and cruelty. No one is ready voluntarily for that experiment and we feel it painful and stressful. The same story is also concerned with animals, still why don’t we oppose while we do this on animals? We follow human rights, but what about animal rights? They were here on the earth before we were. They don’t speak doesn’t mean they don’t have feelings. All these issues take the attention towards the animals testing and researchers are also seeking for the substitutes of the animals which help them to do effective research, helpful for both humans and animals. Alternative methods are now available, however their practical use is in a tortoise speed. Therefore, researchers should increase the use of alternative methods of the animal testing in the experiments to save more numbers of animals, to lessen the cost of experiments, and to prevent the animal…show more content…
National Institute of Environmental Health Science defines “alternative test methods are test methods that reduce, refine, or replace animal use in research and testing. Reduction, refinement, and replacement are commonly referred to as ‘the 3Rs’”. According to USDA statistic report, 8, 34,453 animals were used in research in the 2014 (2). As per Manguire’s research paper, many alternative methods like in vitro, QSAR, computer modelling are available which can replace the animal usages. Feder mentions in vitro laboratories charges $20,000 to screen the efficacy and safety of a drug, when for the same purpose, it takes more animals, more cost, and longer time. So if researchers, initially, use the alternative methods to check the drug safety and efficacy data, at the end they need only low number of animals to confirm the results. Thus, researchers can reduce the animals’ numbers as possible in their work and save more

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