Is Animal Testing Cruel And Inhumane?

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Millions of mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats and dogs are lonely and locked inside cages in laboratories across the country, sitting in fear while waiting for the next painful and terrifying procedure. Animal testing goes back to the Greeks during the 4th and 3rd centuries, Aristotle (384-322 BCE) and Erasistratus (304-258 BCE) were among the first to perform experiments on living animals. However, it is time for a change animal testing is inhumane and cruel, there are alternative methods available that can replace the use of animals, and because animals are so different from humans it makes many tests false. Animal testing is cruel and inhumane because just like humans, animals have emotions and feel pain as well. Chemical, pharmaceutical …show more content…
These alternative test methods are, In Vitro, genomic, and computer-modeling they are more reliable, take less time to complete and they are only a fraction of the cost, “A rat uterotropic assay” costs $29,600, while corresponding In Vitro test costs only $7,200 (procon.org).” “Epidemiological studies led to the discoveries of the relationship between smoking and cancer and to the identification of heart disease risk factors. Conversely, tobacco company executives relied on misleading animal-based studies deny the link between smoking, cancer as recently as 1994 (www.peta.org).” In Vitro (in glass testing) allows research and testing to be done for different types of drugs and pharmaceutical products by using human cell and tissue cultures. Animals can be saved from the painful Darize and LD50 test because, “Computer models, such as virtual reconstructions of human molecular structures, can predict the toxicity of substances without invasive experiments on animals (procon.org).” Better than using animal’s, human-patient simulators are used to teach students the physiology and pharmacology because they are able to show them how they breath, bleed, convulse and even die without cutting up an

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