Essay about Animal Testing Should Be Carried Out At All

1897 Words Oct 25th, 2014 8 Pages
Thousands of animals every year are euthanized due to animal testing. Because of this horrendous care that animals are enduring, people debate whether animal testing should be carried out at all. Some people though believe that animal testing is beneficial in various ways. Those people that see animal testing as beneficial think that without animals, medical developments and the military would not be where they are today. However, both sides of the animal testing argument, in favor of animal testing and against animal testing, prove points that people should see. Nevertheless, despite the belief that animal testing is beneficial, testing animals is actually morally wrong and should not be carried out.

First, several people voice their opinions that testing animals is beneficial to humans. For example, scientific and medical research both depends on understanding not only how the living body works and functions, but how the living body interacts as a whole; also, “it is unethical and illegal to expose human patients to new medicines without being confident that they are likely to benefit and not be seriously harmed, so the only alternative is to use the most suitable animal to study a particular disease or function” (Bateson 1-2). Scientists need to know how the human body works for the benefit of humankind; therefore, as Bateson expresses to his readers, using animals is the absolute only way to study a certain disease or function for the benefit of a person’s safety. Also,…

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