The Harmful Effects Of Testing On Animals

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Testing on animals has been an undecided topic for many years and it still is today. As years pass by animal protection is disputed and constantly increased to make practices gentler. Earlier in the nineteenth century industries began growing and animal use became greater than before. The number of animals used rose to over 5.5 million in 1970 (Understanding Animal Research 1). In the nineteen hundreds animals helped medical advances of the twentieth century for example; polio vaccine, penicillin, and insulin used for diabetics. Testing on animals does not mean it is absolutely safe for humans to use and eventually the Federal Food and Drug Act was passed. This act requires that before foods or drugs are marketed they have to pass a safety …show more content…
When animals are summoned to these deadly experiments they are put under excruciating pain. Laboratories use many animals as guinea pigs for human experimentation when there are structural differences and some behavioral differences between humans and animals. Goodall says, "They have been using animals and not one experiment has benefited human beings. If we don 't preserve them they will certainly disappear from the planet," (Stop Using Animals) Humans have the ability to analyze, strategize, and reason with others. It is hard to receive a helpful and sufficient result when species differ in ways. Lab scientists replicate diseases to insert in animals but a replication is not the same and does not have the same effect as the original disease. Lab animals are kept in habitats that are unfamiliar to them and stressful. While in these places the animals are injected with a disease that is similar to the original one and then they are kept under observation. Animals are used for experiments because they are easy to get rid of. When using animals to act as human displays the way it may affect the disease in their bodies does not work on human bodily functions. Diseases can’t be artificially made to reflect the original disease because scientists can cure the lab animal but it will not cure the human …show more content…
… We need to refocus and adapt new methodologies for use in humans to understand disease biology in humans.” (Zerhouni 1). Animal testing for years has not been sufficient enough to intervene with human diseases. It is believed that animal testing is cruel to animals but not only is it cruel, it is pricey. PETA helps fund non-animal experimentation and a few things that have been created are vitro method and silico models. Human cells are used to mimic the structure and function of human organs on “organ chips.” Tissue models are made to duplicate the traits of human tissues. The use of tissue models replace the use of guinea pigs or mice, who would have been injected with a substance or had it applied to their shaved skin to determine an allergic response (Alternatives 1). The more science improves with new creations for helping replace animals and that are more efficient to man-kind the better off people will be and less conflict with

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