Essay on Animal Research And Experimentation Of Animal Testing

767 Words Feb 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Animal Research and Experimentation Animal research began in the 1900’s and the practice is still in use today. While it is wrong to abuse animals, research must continue to learn more about curing diseases that are fatal to humans. There must be a middle ground to the rules of animal testing that would keep the animal from unnecessary suffering, but would allow the scientist to continue the use of animals to proceed with experiments. There are pros and cons to animal research, but when you are looking at saving human lives, the pros outweigh the cons. If there are no other alternatives to finding a cure for a disease, animals should be used for experimental research. Some people believe that animal testing is cruel and does not help with finding cures for human disease, but there are incidents that show that animal testing may be crucial to life. In 1937, a pharmaceutical company in the USA created a preparation sulfanilamide, using diethylene glycol (DEG) as a solvent (Hajar, 2011). The doctors unknowingly gave this medication to hundreds of patients causing mass deaths of humans. This is not the only incident that has caused deaths because there was no testing before giving medications to humans. In the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, thalidomide was found to act as a tranquilizer and painkiller. It was also proclaimed to help morning sickness, so thousands of pregnant women took this drug to relieve their symptoms. As a result, thousands of children were born…

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