Furthermore, these tests do not have accurate results, so the animals may suffer but the product is still sold to the people. While products that burnt bunnies’ eyes away are being marketed to consumers, government agencies are using taxpayers’ hard earned money to fund these horrible, pointless experiments. Millions of animals are used to test consumer products, but they also become victims to experiments for medical research. In The Ethics of Animal Research (2007) both authors state that there have been many medical advances with the development of medicines and treatments as a result of research conducted on animals (para 1). These medical i... ... middle of paper ... ...http://www.aavs.org/site/c.bkLTKfOSLhK6E/b.6456997/k.3D74/Problems_with_Animal_Research.htm.
That animal testing is benificial. "The next time an animal rights group claims that animal research provides no human benefit, stop and think about the astonishing medical advances made over the last fifty years. Because scientists experimented with research animals, vaccines were developed, new lifesaving medical and surgical techniques were perfected, diseases were cured”extending our lives and alleviating incalculable amounts of human suffering." (Smith, Wesley J.). Although it may be true that animal testing does help alleviate human suffering to an extent, it does not fully help us understand how things will react when it is a human using
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Medical industries have already come so far in treating multiple ailments due to the tests performed on animals. Alas, it is safe to say that for the continued thriving of our society, forbidding animal experimentation would be detrimental. What woul... ... middle of paper ... ...Because people see animal testing procedures as unethical and immoral, it’s important for them to consider what their health would be like without the process—potentially afflicted with incurable illnesses. Continuing the animal experimenting process can only prove beneficial in promoting fewer ailments and cures to existing and future diseases. Works Cited Breen, Bill.
It is proven that even if a drug or product makes it stage two, 88% will fail and only 12% of them will even make it to stage five where they come close to be approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). When the experimentation ends, many of the animals are so contaminated with chemicals or greatly effected that eventually die, it is rare of animals being adopted afterwards. Another claim institution like to use in their favor is that if we do not use animals then what will we use to test our products or drugs. As we seen before, even testing on animals have showed its still not as accurate. Just couple of years ago the FDA removed Suprol, Oraflex, Eferol, and Selacryn from the market after causing many deaths and illnesses.
PETA Factsheets: Animal Experimentation. http://www.peta-online.org/mc/facts/fsae8.html (17 Oct. 2000). 9. Stevens, Karen Lee. All For Animals: Animal Testing Alternatives.
"For most of the past decade, the animal-rights movement hasn't merely opposed animal research; it has tried to destroy it." ( ¯The Wall Street Journal®, "Animals and Sickness", Page 378.) Animal rights advocates and activists generally have ethical objections regarding treatment of animals during experimentation, but the use of animals in research for the benefit of all people is and always will be justifiable. Over 99 percent of all animal experiments are on rats and mice developed expressly for laboratory use. "Less than 1 percent of experiments involve cats, dogs, farm animals, nonhuman primates, frogs, fish, and birds."
The cause of this is because, animal experimenters and scientists want us to believe that if they gave up their archaic habit, sick children and other disease and accident victims would drop dead in droves. But the most significant trend in modern research in recent years has been the recognition that animals rarely serve as good models for the human body. We believe this is a tradition. The only reason people are under the misconception that animal experiments help humans is because the media, experimenters, universities and lobbying groups exaggerate the potential of animal experiments to lead to new cures and the role they have played in past medical advances. Scientists say that if we didn 't have animals, we’d have to test new drugs on people.
vivisection Animal Research and Testing, Is it Ethical? “It is a simple fact that many, if not most, of today’s modern medical miracles would not exist if experimental animals had not been available to medical scientists. It is equally a fact that, should we as a society decide the use of animal subjects is ethically unacceptable and therefore must be stopped, medical progress will slow to a snail’s pace. Such retardation will in itself have a huge ethical ‘price tag’ in terms of continued human and animal suffering from problems such as diabetes, cancer, degenerative cardiovascular diseases, and so forth.” Dr. Simmonds, a veterinarian who specializes in the care of laboratory animals, is one of many who believe that animal testing is an ethical practice. He and many others see the testing as inevitable and say it must continue to help humans survive.
Animal Experimentation has been a debated topic for decades. While most scientists claim that it is necessary, animal activists believe it is inhumane. Both groups have tenacious arguments, but scientists have no real proof that their successes could not have been achieved without animal testing. As a result, the argument against animal experimentation proves to be more effective. In the past and even now, it appears that many medical advances have been discovered using animal testing.