Animal Testing Should Be Banned Essay

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Animal Testing Should Be Banned !

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Animal testing should be banned. “An animal test is any scientific experiment of

test in which a live animal is forced to undergo something that is likely to cause them

pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm” (crueltyfreeinternational.org). Animal testing

has been practiced since 300-200 BC. These test were led by men like Aristole and

Eragistratus. They used live animals to test various medical
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Another alternative is using

artificial human skin, such as “the commercially available products EpiDerm and

ThinCert, is made from sheets of human skin cells grown in test tubes or plastic wells

and can produce more useful results than testing chemicals on animal skin”

(procon.org). Major arguments are the following: Is it ethical? Is it beneficial to scientist?

Are there better alternatives? After careful examination, it will be proven that animal

testing should be banned.

One critical argument is whether animal testing is ethical. Ethical is defined as,

“pertaining to or dealing with morals or the principles of morality; pertaining to right and

wrong in conduct” (dictionary.com). Knowing the history of how animals are treated Reine, 4

during animal experimentation is very important. The source, Neavs.org provides

information on what happenes in testing labs; it states, “in research and testing, animals

are subjected to experiments that can include everything from testing new drugs to

infecting with diseases, poisoning for toxicity testing, burning skin, causing

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