Animal Experimentation And The Cosmetic Industry And Medical Professions

1566 Words May 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
Animal experimentation has long standing roots in human history, specifically in the cosmetic industry and medical professions. Many could argue that humanity could not have progressed to today’s advancements without a heavy reliance on animal experimentation. There are some notable cases throughout history where such testing was undeniably beneficial, although it could certainly be argued that such methods were not always necessary. With significant advancements in scientific technology and medical practices animal testing should no longer be considered necessary or a morally defensible practice. Due to biological differences between humans and animals, experimentation on animals creates inaccurate results, making such tests an ineffective method of research. According to In Defense of Animals, an organization that seeks to protect animal welfare, “in the case of nicotine 's effect on infants born to smoking mothers, it is clear that such information could be mined from human clinical studies—and would have direct relevance to humans” (Rossell). In this case testing on animals was in no way beneficial to humans because it failed to discourage mothers from actively harming their unborn children. The results of this test made mothers believe that their consumption of nicotine was not detrimental to their unborn children and created a false sense of security. Later experiments proved that in fact the complete opposite is true. , “Animal data is so unreliable, that for…

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