Dr. Jane Goodall, a primatologist and ethologist, believes that animal testing is "morally, and ethically unacceptable". In her article, "So Much Animal Pain, So Little Human Gain", she states that animal testing does not benefit for humans and how much the animal suffer in the experiment. Using animal in research can't always predict the results for humans. There are some cases that even though the experiment succeeded, it wasn't safe for humans. Around 92% of drugs that passed in the animal testing didn't work with humans (Top 5 Reason). The reason is that animals are different from humans. Even though animals can't talk or make judgments like humans, they have emotions, consciousness, and intelligence. The animals can feel stress, fear, and pain during the experiment. She claims that there are alternatives other than animals like using cells, computer models, and more. She also includes that animal testing cost a lot more than the alternatives. The biggest issue when it comes to animal testing is how animals are treated during the experiment. Although animals are protected from the Animal Welfare Act, not all animals that are used for research are not protected. With that, there are chances that they can be ...
Every year approximately 100 million animals are killed as a part of scientific research in the United States alone. Animal testing is a highly controversial practice in the modern world. There are records of animals being used in biological and medicinal research as far back as 384 BCE with the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle. Many people believe animal testing is unethical as it is bringing harm to animals in order to benefit humans. Ever since the beginning of this practice, animal testing has been used for a variety of purposes, all of which are inhumane and unethical.
Throughout history, animal testing has played an important role in leading to new discoveries and human benefit. However, what many people forget are the great numbers of animals that have suffered serious harm during the process of animal testing. Animal testing is the use of animals in biological, medical, and psychological studies. The development and enhancement of medical research has been based on the testing of animals. There are many questions being asked if animal research is good or not or if the benefit for us is way greater the abuse of animals. Doing tests on animals can help find ways to cure diseases, but testing on them is wrong. Although we want to find cures for diseases to help many people, testing on animals not only brutally hurts them but it also denies the animals the rights they have.
The use of animals in laboratory experimentation is unethical and strongly against animal rights. The abuse that animals are forced through cannot be justified when an animal is unable to sign it’s life away for testing. Millions of animals are murdered or left debilitated because of something against their own will. The experiments are severely graphic and painful, even for the smallest of tests.
Throughout history, beginning as early as 500 BC, animals have been used to test products that will later be utilized by humans (“Animal Testing” 4), what isn’t publicly discussed is the way it will leave the animals after the process is done. Many innocent rabbits, monkeys, mice, and even popular pets such as dogs are harmed during the testing application of cosmetics, medicine, perfumes, and many other consumer products (Donaldson 2). Nevertheless, there are many people whom support the scandal because "it is a legal requirement to carry out animal testing to ensure they are safe and effective” for human benefit (Drayson). The overall question here is should it even be an authorized form of experimentation in the United States, or anywhere else? The fact of the matter is that there are alternatives to remove animals out of the equation for good (“Alternatives” 1). They are cheaper, and less invasive than the maltreatment of the 26 million innocent animals that are subjected to the heartlessness of testing each year (“Animal Testing” 4). All in all, due to the harsh effects of animal testing, it should be treated as animal cruelty in today’s society.
Animal experimentation may be very harmful to animals and inhumane but it is the only thing right now that is helping to discover new medical advances. Animal experimentation has been used to save many people’s lives and other animal lives. There are many negatives to animal experimentation such as the cost and the treatment of the animals. People are now taking a stand in trying to save and protect the animals.
Animal testing raises a very large debate in the field of science and ethics. Making animals suffer for the benefit of man is definitely immoral; however, many believe that it is needed for making scientific advances.
Animals have been tested on for a lengthy amount of time, according to American Medical Association, AMA, on page 620 “Animals have been used in experiments for at least 2,000 years.” A large extent of knowledge has been gained from animal research but there is still a great deal of opposition to animal testing. However, the benefits of animal research greatly outweigh the penalties of animal research. Therefore, animal testing must be used if humans are to continue their search for knowledge. Without the sacrifice of a few animals many others would die, animals are used for many advantageous things, if not animals than what are scientists supposed perform experiments on, and there are several valid counterarguments for animal testing.
Every year over 100 million animals die in the US; the cause for these deaths, animal testing. This injustice to animals involves testing products such as medical drugs or makeup, on poor imprisoned animals that don’t have the ability to stand for their own rights as most of us do. Animals used for testing are given products that may result in burning, poisoning, or death. These animals are forced to live in confined spaces where they wait until the next horrible experiment. They are, tortured beyond imagination as they are sometimes even cut open while they are alive (know as vivisection), either with expired analgesics or even without them.
There are many pros and cons to the practice of animal testing. Unfortunately, neither side pleases everyone- including the general public, government and scientists. Animal testing is a process that has been going on for centuries for many different reasons; finding drugs and treatments to improve health and medication. Many medical treatments have been made possible by animal testing, including cancer, HIV drugs, insulin, antibiotics, vaccines and many more. Scientists usually use animals for testing purpose because they are considering similar to humans. Animals have their differences, and are also similarities. This is what comparative medicine is about: researches use both similarities and differences to gain insight into the many complex human biological systems.
Animal Research has become very dominant leading to over 25 million animals being involved. The issue regarding if this tactic is proper is controversial. Animal testing can lead to new treatments for certain diseases, such as breast cancer or childhood leukemia. However, many downsides play into the fact that animals are being used for scientific research. Animal experimentation should not be allowed and takes part in using cruel aspects such as deprivation of food and water which can lead to a decreasing population in specific species of animals.
Animal experimentation has been a big ordeal for many years. Animal testing started for the purpose of medical research of the human body but quickly evolved. As more and more scientists starting testing on animal more people started to debate whether animal testing should stop or not. Some people are will argue that animal testing should be band, but others, like scientists, would argue otherwise. Not everyone will agree with what others have to say about the experiments. Both animals and humans should be able to benefit from these tests in a way that makes everyone happy. Animal experimentation is more complex than most perceive and its leading scientist to find alternative solutions to preserve animal life.
Animal testing is the use of non-human animals for scientific experimentation. There are estimates that 50 to 100 million vertebrate animals worldwide from zebra fish to on-human primates are used annually. Much larger numbers of invertebrates are used even flies and worms are used has model organisms are very important, experiments on invertebrates are largely unregulated and not included in statistics. Animals are euthanized after being used in a experiment. Some of these animals are purpose-bred and others are caught in the wild or they are supplied by dealers who obtain them from auctions and pounds. The testing on the animals are conducted inside universities, medical schools, pharmaceutical companies, farms, defense establishments and commercial facilities that provide animal-testing services to industry. Some of the tests that researchers do on the animals are biomedical research transplantation, drug testing and toxicology test, cosmetics and other animals are used for directional research, breeding and defense research. Organizations like PETA and BUVA thinks it it not a necessity for this testings. They think is is cruel, poor scientific practice, poorly regulated and that animals used for experimentations have an intrinsic right not be be used for experimentation. Many Americans don’t agree with testing on animals. Testing animals is wrong and they are just poor helpless animals and they die every day. They are testing animals with products such has soap, household cleaners, drugs, cosmetics, pesticides and other chemicals. Drug tests that are done on animals that pass the test end up harming or killing humans. Lists of animals that get tested daily are cats, dogs, monkeys, mice, and rabbits. The researchers test these ...
Learned from Reflective Forums- Animal testing is done for various reasons. However, one of the most important is for medical research. The medical field is constantly changing and very dynamic. Animal research has brought about numerous medical benefits. We need to test on animals to continue to find new cures and new medicine for countless illnesses and diseases. Without these types of medical advances my grandma may have never had the chance to live as long as she did with Lou Gehrig’s disease. With the help of new medicines and advances in medical technology we may be lucky enough to spend more time with our loved ones. It is tragic that animals are hurt and killed sometimes during testing but overall it is worth the outcome of the experiment. We are able to save millions of lives all the time because of the information we have learned through animal testing and research. Most people consider animal testing vital for improving human health. Also, some people believe that animal testing is wrong when using it to further things like the cosmetic industry but fully support it for health reasons, while on the other hand some people are completely against animal testing. This type of controversy will always be there because everyone has different ethical opinions about animal
Every year thousands of mice, dogs, primates and other animals are victims of vivisection all over the world. These experiments are inhumane, ineffective, and absolutely pointless when there are alternate testing methods. These animals undergo painful suffering, and sometimes death as a result of scientific research into the effects of drugs, cosmetics, food additives, and other chemical products.