The Benefits Of Animal Testing

According to Peta, People for the ethical treatment of animals, “Each year, more than 100 million animals including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetic testing. Considering the list of animals above, most of these are considered common household pets. How are household pets beneficial to medical research? Most of the 100 million animals being tested are not being treated humanely. Today, animals are being mistreated for human purposes this mistreatment include “infecting with disease, poisoning for toxicity testing, burning skin, causing brain damage…” …show more content…
Science has also provided ways to experiment without the use of animals. Many animals being tested are for medical reasons to cure or provided help to humans. The effects on animals is very different than the effects on humans. Testing animals does not give a 100 percent chance that it will lead to an influential effect on humans. However, the need for medical research is the biggest advocate for continuing animal testing. The argument for this side is that animals are more expendable than humans. They help the human race it is needed to test products and conduct research on animals beforehand. This argument is plausible, but we should not allow the mistreatment of animals to continue. The mistreatment of animals has been happening for centuries and there are new ways to conduct the same testing without animals. There are stronger reasons why we should no longer conduct animal testing. Animal testing is inhuman, animals are different than humans and make poor test subjects for human products, and there are new alternative methods instead of testing animals. All three of these reasons prove how animal testing is not human and we should no longer allow there to be animal …show more content…
Many researcher’s goals are to replace animal testing with alternative methods, reduce the number of animals, and to refine the pain implemented on the animals. The Comparative Biology Centre says that “many of those who oppose animal experimentation, would also agree that until animal experimentation is stopped…3Rs provide a means to improve animal welfare” as well as begin the process to end animal testing. The 3Rs are a small gateway to alternative testing, however bigger strides to end animal testing need to be

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