Animal Testing On Humans

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The Humane Society International (2015) states, “If lack of human relevance is the fatal flaw of "animal models," then a switch to human-relevant research tools is the logical solution” (para. 7). With this in mind, visualize being ripped out of your natural habitat and forced to spend your entire life confined in a cold metal cage. Animals living in a laboratory are exposed to a life of isolation, misery and endless suffering. Animal testing is inhumane; the animals are exposed to cruel, painful experiments that will eventually kill them. Laboratory animals are helpless creatures that are unable to defend themselves or escape. According to the Humane Society International (2015) “The term "animal testing" refers to procedures performed on …show more content…
In what way can we experiment on animals and expect the results to be acceptable for humans? There has been an enormous number of studies supporting that animal testing often leads to harmful reactions to humans. This finding is also echoed in other studies: “The utility of toxicity tests is however, debated since many animal toxicity tests do not accurately reflect toxicity in humans, with false positive results being a particular problem” (Dinesh & Badyal, 2014 p. 259). Society should consider putting an end to experiments on animals, and review testing on humans. During World War II the Nazis experimented on concentration camp prisoners. The tests preformed were appalling; these helpless victims were treated unethically, similar to how scientists treat laboratory animals. Rollins (2012) …show more content…
Dinesh & Badyal (2014) suggest the “Three R’s” with regards to animal testing: replacing animals in specific tests, reducing animal numbers in specific tests, or refining tests to lessen animal suffering (p. 261). Researchers need to do more effective human-based tests. “New cells and tissue tests, computer models and other innovative methods can be used to replace existing animal tests”(Dinesh & Badyal, 2014, p. 262). Researchers has disclosed a number of alternatives, and it is time we put them to

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