Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned Essay

1076 Words Apr 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Millions of animals are being imprisoned in cages waiting on the next experiment to be performed; these animals are the victims of animal testing. Animal testing is the use of animals in scientific procedures to discover if certain substances are safe for humans. Of the one hundred million animals that are tested on each year, the diversity of the species ranges from frogs to monkeys. The individuals for animal testing approve of what occurs inside the laboratories, and those against animal testing do not approve of what takes place. Those in favor bring up points like how animal testing has lead to many life saving cures, but there’s also the opposing point- the fact that some cures were not safe for humans due to the differences of the bodies. Another valid point brought up is the close resemblance to humans and animals such as chimps. The opposers point out that certain types of animals are generally different from humans. Finally, the last point concludes that animals do not have rights, therefore the most ethical choice would be to test on their bodies. However, the animals go through much suffering, so the testing is not ethical in the slightest. Alternative methods are available, but those methods have not been prioritized. Despite popular claim, the animal-passed drugs that become available for human consumption are not necessarily safe. In the 1950s, the drug Thalidomide, used to ease the pain of women during pregnancy, was approved through animal testing and…

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