Argument Against Animal Experimentation In The Humane Society

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Animal Experimentation
In this modern society, animals are still being subjected to cruel, intense, and downright chilling forms of torture that scientists classify as "experimentation." The issue of animal testing has been subject to ongoing controversy with good points on both sides. Although either side of the topic has reasoning, there are more substantial reasons against animal experimentation. The testing of animals is an absurd and horrible way to treat any living being. Most of the animals being tested upon are not protected by law, while there are alternative experiments that do not involve animal cruelty, nor expensive research. To start off, the experimentation of animals is a cruel form of punishment for any living creature. Studies conducted by The Humane Society International found that while an animal is being tested, it is often subjected to "...food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds,... [and] the infliction of pain" (procon.org). The U.S. Department
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The Humane Society stated that "[v]ery often the symptoms and responses to potential treatments seen in other species are dissimilar to those of human patients "(HSI). The Food and Drug Administration reported that “…92 out of every 100 drugs that pass animal tests, will fail in humans”. Medicine, such as aspirin and insulin, although proven to help humans, have failed the animal tests conducted on them. In other words, medicines and other experimental drugs may be harmful or even deadly towards the animal, yet completely effective for humans. This overwhelming evidence shows that experimenting drugs on animals is indeed undefined for the people taking the drug. Why should we still allow animals to undergo intensely harsh torture if the testing conducted and the results prove

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