Essay on Animal Testing Should Be Banned

1085 Words Dec 8th, 2014 5 Pages
Animal Testing
Millions of animals die every day as a result to animal testing. Nancy Day said “ animals have been used in research for more than two thousand years”(p.37). Day also said” Galen, who was born in A.D. 129, is considered the founder of experimental physiology”(p.37). Day also said “it takes an average of seven years to test a new drug before the FDA can approve it for the general public”(p.31).Day also said ”critics of animal experimentation say that animals get different forms of diseases, experience disease differently, or have conditions that seem similar but have different causes” (p.68). Rachel Hajar said” debates on the ethics of animal testing have raged since the seventeenth century” (www.ncbi.nlm.gov). Rachel Hajar also said” an Arab physician in the twelfth century Moorish Spain, introduced animal testing as an experimental method for testing surgical procedures before applying them to human patients”(www.ncbi.nlm.gov). Animals go through a lot before they could be released to people. Animals testing is costing the nation a lot of money. Animals are killed or kept in captivity. Animals are not treated humanely. Animal testing is wrong because it’s expensive, doesn’t work, and not humanely.Susan Hunnicutt said” in many instances, medical discoveries are delayed as researches vainly waste time, money, effort, and animal lives” (p. 23).
Many people believe animal testing is not expensive, however, animal testing costs a great deal of money for…

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