Argumentative Essay: Should Animals Be Used For Research?

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Name: Woo Yew Seng
Student ID: 0323989
Title: Should animals be used for research? (Argumentative essay) What is animal research? Animal research is the use of non-humans (animals) in experiments and tests. Many people argue that animals should or should not be used for animal research with a multitude of reasons to support each claim. By checking the Internet, one can see that animal research is a hot topic which leads to many heated discussions and arguments about animal research and whether it is right or wrong. However, with the usage of animals in research such as the field of medicine, it has many benefits not only to mankind, but to the animals themselves as many human and animal lives can be saved and extended through proper and thorough
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Scientists and researchers that are found to be abusing these animals during experiments and research should face tougher punishments and heavier fines to prevent this negative perception of animal testing and research from increasing. Government bodies that are involved in animal testing and research should always adhere to the guidelines and laws about the right of the animals enforced by the local authorities. Local authorities play a huge role in the prevention of cruelty towards animals used for research and testing. By enforcing tougher rules and punishments, this negative perception towards animal testing and research can be decreased and the society can be more aware about the benefits of it and have a more positive outlook of animal testing and research. In addition to local and state laws and guidelines, animal research has been regulated by the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) since 1966 (ProCon). Local authorities and government bodies can also remove this negative perception by organising campaigns and dialogue sessions about people’s opinions towards animal research and testing so the society can have a better understanding of the benefits of animal …show more content…
It is true that many people are against animal testing as there are many reports of cruelty towards animals in animal research and testing which are always shown in newspapers and other forms of social media. However, without any form of testing and research on animals, humankind and the animals themselves would probably be wiped out by dangerous and deadly diseases. Ethical experiments on animals that respect the law and rights of the animals have benefited greatly for the species of mankind and also animals themselves as there are many common diseases that humans and animals share such as cancer, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma and others. If we, as a modern society, ignore the importance of animal research and testing and by boycotting it, we will be endangering ourselves as we cannot do much research and test for medicines and cures against

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