The Pros and Cons of Animal Testing

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Introduction Each year in USA laboratories more then 100 million animals are burned, poisoned and lamed (Top 5 Shocking Animal Experimentation Facts). Each year scientists use animals in order to progress, to improve life of people and animals. However, many testing animals suffer and die. But others do not agree and support the fact that we should use animals because of advance. So what are advantages and disadvantages of using animals? This problem will be researched from different areas such as medicine, ethics and economy. Main Body. Science. According to article “Pro & Con Arguments: "Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?" animal testing it is very useful for mankind. Because of these people have found new drugs and methods of treatment of serious diseases. As an example we can use discovery of insulin, which save lives of diabetics. Or polio vaccine, which has decreased mortality almost 1570 times from 350000 in 1988 to 223 cases in 2012 (Polio vaccine). In additional to this treating of cancer, childhood leukemia, cystic fibrosis, malaria, tuberculosis and brain injury were developed. As director of the University of Texas M.D.Anderson Cancer Center’s animal research facility, Chris Abee said: “We wouldn’t have a vaccine for hepatitis B without chimpanzees” ( Once invaluable, research chimps now devalued). Today people hope that animal testing help in the future find new methods for incurable diseases. All of this examples support the fact that with the help of animal testing today people live healthier and have more opportunity to survive in comparison with the past. So this is the one of the most significant advantages of animal experiments. It is the reason why people suppor... ... middle of paper ... ... N.p., 5 July 2010. Web. 23 Feb. 2014. "“Alternatives?”." Speaking of Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2014. "Science, Medicine, and Animals." Science, Medicine, and Animals. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. "Problems with Animal Research." -The American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS). N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2014. "Understanding Animal Research." Understanding Animal Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. "Houston." Chronicle. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. "Top Five Shocking Animal Experimentation Facts (Video)." PETA Top Five Shocking Animal Experimentation Facts Video Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. "AFC - The Tragedy of Thalidomide and the Failure of Animal Testing." AFC - The Tragedy of Thalidomide and the Failure of Animal Testing. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014. "McClatchy DC." Stimulus Funds Pay for Monkey Research in N.C. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Mar. 2014.
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