Animals and humans are not exactly the same so the reaction to a drug in an animal’s body is going to be quite different from a reaction in a human’s body. Also when an animal is under a lot of stress it can lead to un-accurate results. Animal testing costs a huge amount of money as the animals need to be fed, housed, cared for, and treated with a particular experimental substance. Different reactions to different medications are unique to each species of animal. For example, penicillin kills guinea pigs but it is totally inactive in rabbits.
“For basic research, to understand a disease, dogs are an excellent mimic of the human cardiovascular system.” (Dixon 1). As one may see using animals as cruelty, it avoids the death of numerous humans. Animals such as guinea pigs can be tested on as opposed to performing a huge surgery on a human being and he/she does not make it through. The effect of some animals does not always affect people, but it can give you an idea of what dangers you may encounter. Other animals like, cats, mice, hamsters, rabbits, pigs, and sheep are also tested in labs, “animal research has played a vital role in virtually every major medical advance of the last century – for both human and animal health.
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Animals are very effective test subjects for medicine because they have bodies that work similarly to ours. They have the same type systems we do that must perform the same routines our bodies do; however the fact still lies we are not exactly the same. Now, scientists are finding ways to make them more like humans through biomedical research. The workshop on 'Improving translation of animal models for nervous system disorders; held at the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine ... was organized to discuss the issues that contribute to the poor translation of results from animal models to human ... to consider strategies to inc... ... middle of paper ... ...lso says we can use computers for testing. Computers may reduce numbers, but can't possibly understand the complexity of our bodies (animaresearchurs.org).
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. January 1st, 1959, W.M.S. Russell and R.L.
In today’s humanity, multitude amounts of animals are mistreated and eradicated during animal testing. Because testing on animals has become a law throughout the world, a lot of scientists have not realized the immortality that has been put upon the animals. Is it fair to test cosmetics and potential carcinogens on animals? During each year, millions of animals are tested on for biomedical research, chemical testing and training (Lee Bowman 2011). Testing cosmetics and chemicals on animals is catastrophic because it is abusive, detrimental and carcinogenic.
I agree with Gandhi statement, many animals are tested on, have been in cruel situation and so on, but testing on animals is wrong choice. Our moral value does not revolved around these animals, no, they revolved on the new drug or new treatment that come out every year. However, there are many pros and cons about animal testing for example, some of the pros would be, that animal testing gives us the most accurate effect on substance on a livin... ... middle of paper ... ...e predicted outcomes of the human body system. I believe animal research is cruel and unnecessary to use as an advantage to understand the possibilities of the outcomes of what could happen to the human body system. Works Cited "Animal Research FAQs."
Specifically medicine can be benefited because animals are similar in physiological and genetic means to humans (Hopes). Knowledge for present and future animal testing come from information obtained in animal based trials. Most prevention, care or remedy for diseases or suffering ailments can be tested on animals first and then can be translated over to human use. For example, chemotherapy medicines could be first be experimented on animals to see if they might really work on cancer patients. Or dialysis patients who may be facing kidney failure could receive new medicine that is guaranteed to work because it was ... ... middle of paper ... ...oples thoughts on this subject.
Every year there are tens of millions of animals like rats, dogs, birds, and farm animals that are killed to discover new information on medical discoveries, product testing, and for educational purposes. Many believe animal testing is inhumane because just like humans, animals feel pain as well, but others believe we should not treat animals as moral equals. However, in the recent years there have been new products introduced to decrease the use of animal testing or even possibly completely stopping it. Using animals for medical experimentation, product testing, and education is a controversial subject that often leads to a large argument. While the problems can go into detail, the suffering involved in animal experimentation is painfully clear.