Argumentative Essay : The Cons Of Animal Testing

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Argumentative Essay: The Cons of Animal Testing
There is a lot of conflict on the subject of animal testing. Many believe animals shouldn’t have to be put through something so inhumane while other believe testing on animals is vital to finding cures for deadly diseases. Animals are being exploited by research facilities all around the world. Although humans often benefit from successful animal research, the pain, the suffering, and the deaths of animals are not worth the possible human benefits. Modern science has also come a long way to where scientists do not need animals for research anymore. That is why animals should not be used as test subjects in research.
Many people believe there is no adequate alternative to animal testing but new alternatives in medical research have actually been proven more effective. Alternatives such as Microfluidics chips which are small two cm. chips with tissue from different parts of the body. When the test drug is administered to a microfluidic chip, the chip mimics what happening in the body on a microscopic scale. Sensors in the chip will give feedback information for later computer analysis. Of course there are people retorting that animals are appropriate research subjects because they are similar to human beings in many ways. Thomas Hartung, a professor of evidence-based toxicology at Johns Hopkins University has spoken out about this statement. “Using rats for example, must not be accepted as reliable since humans are nowhere close…

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