For example, penicillin kills guinea pigs but it is totally inactive in rabbits. When tested on animals the results are not always the same. Alternative methods would be beneficial to companies so that they don’t loose money when people start to not by their product. Researching on the PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) website a Journal of the American Medical Association and British M... ... middle of paper ... ...w advancements in the areas of molecular biology and computer technology. Works Cited "Alternatives to Animal Testing."
Millions of animals die each year in the United States due to animal testing. Animals are used in laboratories to test chemicals in products and also used in research for the study of diseases such as cancer and AIDS. Unfortunately, these animals suffer tremendously while being experimented on and afterwards they are commonly put to death. The government has established legislation which gives certain guidelines for animal in laboratories, but it does not apply to every animal. The government even requires certain animal experimentation on specific products such as pesticides.
Save a Life Every year millions of animals suffer from animal testing. These animals suffer cruel abuse at the hands of humans, the very hands that are suppose to be compassionate and be their voice. These animals are treated like trash and disposed of when testing is complete or die from the cruel nature of the test. It is time to take a stand against animal experiments and tests, it has been proven to have no benefit to humans and there are alternatives that are less costly and do not require inhumane acts of cruelty on animals. However, there are many that believe it is okay to test on animals.
Animals should be used for research and Experimentation because if the animals get sick or show any signs of acting abnormal then the scientists know it isn’t safe for humans to use. Animal research has played a big role in nearly every medical breakthrough over the last decade. Animals have the same organ system that perform the same task, which helps determine if what is being tested is safe for humans to use. Most of the medicines animals use the same medicine as humans like antibiotics, pain killers, and many more this helps to see if the medicine cures the animals without any harmful consequences then it would be safe and useful for humans to use. Using animals for research and experimentation has led to cancer survival rates to continue to rise.
According to dosomething.org, “over 100 million animals are burned, crippled, poisoned and abused in U.S. labs every ... ... middle of paper ... ...is major debatable topic going on today due to the moral and ethical objections. Groups like PETA have made it a trend to stop the torture of animals. I also think that today’s society has become addicted to testing against animals to find the answer to all of the problems. It has become a convenience to use animals as the alternative. I believe that we should respect animal’s life like we respect others.
Police, and residents also use dogs for protection from others and the skin and wool of animals are used for unnecessary items such as clothing, wallets, purses and shoes. Although using animals for some of these things seems irrational to some, animals are also being used for something much more horrifying, animal experimentation. Knowing animal experimentation causes suffering, and we can and should experiment without using members of other species because what works on animals doesn’t work on humans, does it still make experimenting on members of other species morally justifiable? Each year, more than 100 million animals are killed in the U.S. for animal experimentation. Although this number sounds horrifying, the tests they must endure that lead to their death are even more atrocious.
Some scientist feel that they could find healthy alternatives, while others feel that they have the right to use animals in their experiments, and that the animals are inferior to humans; therefore, have no rights ("Controversy of Animal Testing - About Animal Testing (UK)"). Scientist preform a lot of experiments on animals, but more than ninety percent of them are for human benefit (“Adams, Stephen”). Things like cosmetics, vaccinations, and solution to diseases. A major flaw within doing these things is that animals and humans have different genetic structures. By them having different genetic structures it makes it difficult because they could find something that works for an animal but could harm a human and the other way around.
Most of these drugs were tested on animals before being approved for human use, which proves that animal testing is not a successful method of experimentation. Some factors should be considered when deciding what testing method is most helpful to society; whether an animal has similar genetics to humans, if testing animals are treated humanely, and the costs of conducting the tests. Scientists and animal support groups have quarreled for centuries over the morals of using testing animals and human safety when using animals for toxic experimentations. Individuals for animal testing usually claim that there are no alternatives or it is the safest out of all the methods, but he or she may not be aware of modern technologies that are capable of making a new and improved data for certain pharmaceutical products. Rodents and other small animals are most commonly used as testing subjects, but most animals lack certain humanlike biological and emotional structures that are necessary for making proper medical and co... ... middle of paper ... ...7065), 144 146.doi:10.1038/438144a Animal Experimentation Is Necessary to Ensure Product Safety.
There are many campaigns around the world which reject these tests and request the alternatives. They believe that this kind of experimentation is harmful for people as much as it is cruel to animals while others argue these experiments are substantial for humans live as they are used in important medical research. In this project I will present different areas of this hotly debated issue with an important clarification of the history of animals testing and the common use of it with outlining both negative and positive aspects of them. Then, I will offer possible alternatives to these experiments . 2.