Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned Essay

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Animal testing has been around for centuries, it started out for curiosity reasons; people wanted to learn more about the internal construction of the body and animals were convenient—more so than humans. When it comes down to it, the word animal testing and animal research are interchangeable, moreover, both relate to the same meaning: the use of animals in scientific experiments. While there have been valuable results from animal testing, like the finding of milk pasteurization by Louis Pasteur, who was one of the scientists who made the first major use with animal testing. His conclusions were beneficial, however, that was back in 1880, and a considerable amount of technology has advanced since then. Biomedical research in the past has benefited from animal testing, but now, in 2016, animal research is concluded to be cost ineffective, increasingly inaccurate, and most importantly, how inhumane animal testing really is. Technological advances have happened since the late 1800s and hologram guided surgeries have become available, as well as microfluidic chip testing—all which can help provide a more accurate version of testing than we have been able to do in the past. Animal research has been talked about again and again, only this time, medical advances are finally becoming better and more useful than testing on animals. We must use this information and once and for all move towards that advancement in limiting the number of animals used in testing, all while reaching…

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