Animal Testing Is Necessary For Research

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Over the years, many debates have been sparked about the use of animals in experiments to test the quality and effects of different drugs and treatments. This is an understandably controversial topic as the ethical treatment of these animals is often questioned. Many believe that animal testing should be prohibited, but would this really be to the benefit of scientific advancement? Animal testing is necessary for scientific development and this essay aims to support this statement by providing relevant evidence to outweigh the opinions that animal testing is no longer necessary.

Animal testing is necessary as scientists need to determine the effect of a drug on a whole living system (AnimalResearch.Info, n.d.). This would ensure the safety
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It is also very difficult for researchers to find willing human volunteers (yourgenome.org, 2015). Animal tests help reduce human fatalities and major side effects when clinical trials on humans take place (yourgenome.org, 2015). Data from the tests identify potential safety concerns as well as verify doses (AnimalResearch. Info, …show more content…
Advanced computer systems, mathematical models (yourgenome.org, 2015) as well as tests using human tissues and cells can be used to test new treatments and drugs (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 2016). These methods, as well as the use of human volunteers, will allow tests to be more cost-effective, environmentally friendly and efficient (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 2016) (New England Anti-Vivisection Society, 2016). Animal tests are also generally inapplicable to humans (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 2016) due to variation in anatomy and biochemistry between species (New England Anti-Vivisection Society, 2016).
Another argument against animal testing is that the experiments performed on the animals are generally cruel and the animals are often killed after the experiment (yourgenome.org, 2015). This poses the question whether or not is in unethical to use animals as test subjects; even if the experiments lead to important scientific

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