Essay on Animal Testing Should Not Be Used

1247 Words Mar 20th, 2016 null Page
Although one may argue animals should not be used in biomedical research because there are many alternative out there to substitute animal testing, and animals has feeling and show empathy when another is hurt; however, the truth of the matter is humankinds need to use animals for biomedical testing in order to advance human race because animal testing will help us further understand human diseases, animal share many similar genetic similarity between the human, and it is unethical to use human in biomedical researches.

Animal testing has played a crucial role in the development of many lifesaving cures and surgeries; the lives that were saved by animal testing are so considerable that there is not even a figure today to estimate it. Using animals for drug test first became important in the 20th century. In 1937, a pharmaceutical company in the USA created a medicine called sulfanilamide, which is used to “Treats vaginal yeast and bacterial infections.” according to PubMed Health. The pharmaceutical company does was not aware that this medicine is actually poisonous to humans. The company simply added raspberry flavoring and started marketing the product to consumers. This led to mass poisoning, which caused the deaths of more than a hundred people. Another tragic drug incident occurred in the late 1950s with a medication called thalidomide. Thalidomide was known “a ‘wonder drug’ for insomnia, coughs, colds, and headaches.” (Rachel, v.12(1); Jan-Mar 2011). Many pregnant…

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