Pros And Cons Of Using Animals In Scientific Research

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Using animals in scientific research has been a heated debate and highly controversial topic for decades. Is animal testing morally right or wrong? Some people would say testing products on any kind of animal is unmoral and wrong. But scientists on the other hand, believe animal testing is the best way to discover medical breakthroughs. People have different feeling toward animals; some have animals as pets and companions while others may dislike pets, they may think animals are meant for furthering experimental research. However, the fact remains animals are being hurt and killed in research facilities all around the world. Although humans benefit from animal research, the suffering, the pain and the deaths of animals are not worth these human …show more content…
The suffering, pain and death that animals are subject to during scientific research isn’t worth the benefits. The information gathered from an animal experiment would not result in the same outcome if it was performed on a human. There are too many variables, such as age, weight, gender that would essentially render the information invalid (Greek 56). Scientist know this however these experiments are completed. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Federal Drug Administration are some of the few agencies that are wasting animal’s lives by conducting experiments on them. Money donated to organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes are used to fund animal experiments. There are also colleges and research labs only conducting the experiments to generate grant money coming to their institution. The fastest and easiest way to complete a successful study is to use an animal. With an animal, the environment can be controlled at all times. When humans are used generally they are released from the clinic, which greatly increases the risks of the subjects not returning to complete the experiment. Humans can also be dishonest about their lifestyles or the side effects they are experiencing therefore compromising the experiment and wasting thousands of dollars. The length of the experiment on animals is another reason why animal testing the preferred method of lab studies. …show more content…
According to Peta the torturing and sacrificing of animals that goes on daily in laboratories and Research Facilities every day is deplorable. Peta also concludes that a better educated public will greatly reduce the number of animals who are being abused in these

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