Animal Testing Is Cruel And Inhumane

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Animal testing is used for many things. It may be used for testing medical products and just the everyday makeup that women feel the need for. Animals are also used for determining the level of toxicity of medications and checking for the safety of medications for humans. (Should) What if there was a drug that could cure cancer and we did not know if it was safe for humans to take. As mankind we would want to test the new drug on something that has a similar genetic makeup to humans just to make sure that the drug is safe. I know that I do not want to put anything in my body that I do not know if it is safe or not. I would want it to be tested to see if it is safe. There are many animals that are genetically similar to humans. I would rather …show more content…
(Should) Only six percent of animals in the United States that were tested in our labs experienced pain during or after operations. (Harden) In the United States the scientists that work in the labs are required by law to treat the animals in the most humane way possible. (Experimenting) Scientists have to follow the three R’s of scientific testing. The first R is reduction. The second and third Rs are refinement and replacement. They want to “reduce the number of animals used, reduce suffering, and use alternative methods when available.”(Experimenting) Scientists minimize all suffering in the animals that they care …show more content…
(Should) Humans and mice share 90 percent of DNA. (Harden) Dogs and humans share 84 percent of DNA. (Harden) Cows share 85 percent of DNA with humans. With that much genetic similarities why not try it and see. We will never know anything unless we try it. Nobody wants to volunteer their own babies for medical testing because that is inhumane. We just have to do what is best for everyone and that isn’t do away with animal testing. It gives us advantages. If scientists use animals for testing we can get closer and closer in developing new drugs and curing more and more illnesses.
People believe that animals do not benefit from the tests that are performed on them. (Should) Animals benefit from some of the tests. Scientists have discovered flea medicines. They have cured or help prevent feline leukemia, tetanus, canine parvovirus. Specific animal shampoos have been developed to help with animals skin and fur.

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