Researchers use animal testing ... ... middle of paper ... ... and DNA. These methods cost much less, and are much more effective and reliable. Some examples include: The Modular IMune in vitro, human cells in vitro, 3-D in vitro and human based brain imaging and recording techniques. I personally think it is morally wrong and cruel to experiment on animals as we have no natural right to subject them against their will to what we ourselves call brutal practices. While there are numerous pros and cons of animal testing, the ethical aspect overshadows both of them, which means that emotion may be the ultimate determining factor in whether a person believes the benefits of animal testing outweigh the problems associated with the practice.
Medical industries have already come so far in treating multiple ailments due to the tests performed on animals. Alas, it is safe to say that for the continued thriving of our society, forbidding animal experimentation would be detrimental. What woul... ... middle of paper ... ...Because people see animal testing procedures as unethical and immoral, it’s important for them to consider what their health would be like without the process—potentially afflicted with incurable illnesses. Continuing the animal experimenting process can only prove beneficial in promoting fewer ailments and cures to existing and future diseases. Works Cited Breen, Bill.
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.
The foremost reason people are against animal testing is because animals are tested without their consent. Many animals go through pain, discomfort, and even death in these experiments. Some people who support animal testing refer to the fact that animal testing has obviously made many major medical discoveries. Also, support of animal testing is aimed to the protection of humans. Most scientists believe that humans are superior to animals, and that animals should be tested, although they do not necessarily agree with it (Dance).
Yes, I do feel that maybe scientists are going overboard and testing on a few too many animals. But, I still feel that animal testing is a strong factor in human health. This topic may be one of the most ever argued, but I feel that the only argument against animal testing that people use is, “No, please, animal testing can kill all of the animals, it’s cruel, it’s inhumane, and you’re a terrible human being.” Okay, Of course this isn’t untrue, but like I said, animal testing can bring many benefits. For example, animal testing has led to the founding of many life-saving cures and treatments. According to the US-based Foundation Biomedical Research, “animal research has played a vital role in virtually every major medical advance of the last century - for both human and veterinary health.
Phil Stephens, who has pioneered an in vitro test for ulcer treatments based on genetic manipulation states, “Scientist always want a better model for their experiments so as to get better, more accurate results. If a non-animal method can work better than an animal method, great. Not only does it yield better results, it’s a lot cheaper” (qtd. in Speaking of Research). In other words, scientists don’t like the fact that they have to test animals, but they have no other choice.
According to In Defense of Animals (IDA) Not only is animal testing inhumane but sometimes it is also inherently inaccurate (“Cosmetic”). IDA is an organization in U.S. that defense against animal cruelty. However, in many cases, the facts of the research are overlooked (“About”). Although many people believe that animal research is morally wrong, animals should continue to be used for scientific research because it is, as of now, the most effective way to conduct scientific research other than using human bodies to develop drugs or perform many different so... ... middle of paper ... ...duce the use of animals for scientific research. In the meantime, animals should continue to be used for scientific research only when there are no other alternatives.
Although most of animal researches bring humans benefit, some people argue that animal research is torturing animals and violating animal rights and it should be banned. In fact, most of the alternative cannot provide accurate and correct information for the scientists, so animals should be allow use in scientific research. Animal experimentation can help out scientists to develop new life-saving treatments or drugs for humans. The biggest enemy for humans is a new epidemic disease because it can be spread widely in a short period of time and the scientists may not have enough information to create a vaccination instantly. Such as polio, it killed a lot of people in the early twenty centuries in the United States.
However, scientists should try to prevent as much suffering as possible. Likewise, it would be a good idea to prohibit unnecessary testing and experimentation, especially with the recent development of many alternatives. Despite mounting controversy, many people still find animal experimentation to be a moral and correct practice. A widely accepted thought of some philosophers is that animals are not morally equal to us; therefore, we do not have to treat them as such (Fox, 3). Furthermore, according to Michael Allen Fox, author of The Case for Animal Experimentation, ?animals fail to meet the conditions specified for full membership in the moral community and likewise fail to... ... middle of paper ... ...on, this issue will be able to be solved and a general understanding and agreement can arise.
“Estimates of animals used globally for experiments range globally for experiments range from tens of millions to 100 million or more annually" (Cohn 1). Animals do not have a voice which is why society should stand up for what is right and be that voice. For not only the ethical reasons, animal testing is harmful to animals. These experiments can even be harmful to humans. Even though animal testing has been helpful in advances before, it should be banned because medications can still be harmful to humans, animals have rights, and there are other alternatives to this problem.