Animal Testing Should Be Banned Essay

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The beginnings to animal testing were used for common colds, then the testing varieties grew, which caused protests against animal cruelty and helped us find alternatives to animal testing, which should be used in place of the current practices. The three Greek physician-scientists who started animal testing were Aristotle, Erasistratus, and Galen. The practice of using animals for biomedical research has come under severe criticism by animal protection and animal rights groups. This practice has "started to cause debates on the ethics of animal testing have raged since the seventeenth century" (Hajar). Thanks to animal testing protest groups a pharmaceutical sulfa drug was discovered. This article said that, "in 1937, a pharmaceutical company in the USA created a preparation of sulfanilamide, using diethylene glycol (DEG) as a solvent, and called the preparation ‘Elixir Sulfanilamide’. DEG was poisonous to humans, but the company 's chief pharmacist and chemist were not aware of this. He simply added raspberry flavoring to the sulfa drug, which he had dissolved in DEG, and the company marketed the product" (Hajar). There are some proven facts about animal testing, and how it is funded. One of the funds comes from 5k runs that are for cancer research programs. These "cancer research 5k runners probably don 't like to think about it, but some of the money from the race is spent on procuring animals for use in experiments" (Brooks). Other studies have shown that "about 20…

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