Animal Testing: the Facts Essay

2037 Words Mar 27th, 2010 9 Pages
Why should animals not have the same rights that humans do? Maybe because they cannot talk, read books, or drive cars, but neither can some humans for that matter. So why is it that when an experiment, which was conducted to help treat type 2 diabetes, killed 203 people, it was halted immediately, although millions of animals die each year due to scientific experimentation? The answer is that many believe that animals are worthless or are not worth as much as human beings are, so they are therefore dispensable. The problem with that is animals are living things just like humans. Therefore, like human beings, they understand fear and experience pain. They also feel excitement and happiness. So why should they be denied the same basic rights …show more content…
The AWA places restriction that have to be followed before they are tested on, but there are no restrictions that have to do with the correct procedure during the experiment. Animals can be exposed to things such as; being addicted to drugs, being electrocuted, isolation, deadly chemicals, burning, blinding, and radiation. The scientist performing the procedure only has to state that one of these gruesome activates are necessary for the operation, and then he or she is granted permission. One of the most effective arguments against the need for animal research is that a rabbit or other animal may not have a reaction to a chemical that a human could possible die from. This is because of our severe deference in DNA, which has caused many experiments to be ineffective and therefore meaningless. Examples of this inevitable issue are things like; Parsley, which is considered a deadly plant for parrots, but humans use it to garnish our food, cats can be poisoned by lemon juice, and animals like dogs and cats do not need to make vitamin C for their bodies to function. An effect of the distinct difference in DNA is that Animal-to-human transplants are ineffective. Through the advances of technology scientist have attempted to replace human’s damaged organs with animal organs. This is also known as xenotransplantation. These expensive procedures are

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