The Use of Animal Research

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How will animal research tell us the outcomes of the human body? How can we live longer and healthier lives with the use of animals? Do animals have a link to the human body that we are able to prove that trying new drugs or new cosmetics will be a benefit for us? I disagree. I believe we test on animals to figure out what are the possible outcomes for humans; however, the use of animals is cruel and unnecessary because they do not have a similar body system as humans do.
We use at least a millions animals such as: mice, rats, rabbits, primates and even household pets like cats and dogs (Animal Testing 101). Many of our drugs that we tested on animals have not been approved for humans, yet so many animals died or suffer from many different experiments done to them (History). The human population should not be the one to rely on animals for our health concerns. I say, as human we should rely on humans and on our own aspects. These animals that we use to do research and test on for medical purposes have been changing throughout history since the BC era. Gandhi once said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judge by the way its animals are treated” (Animal Testing and Medicine). If the human society does live up to what Gandhi said, then we should have a good moral value. 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...

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...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.

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