Should Animal Testing Be Banned

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There are enormous environmental problems in the world today. People are hearing about global warming, extinction of animal species, wildlife conservation, and animal experimentation. These issues are hard to notice within our daily life. One big problem that has started many arguments in the world is the problem of animal testing. This is because it is related to ethics of animal life and their welfare in the laboratory system. According to the US department of Agriculture Animal (USDA) and Plant and Animal Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 834,453 animals are used for scientific and commercial experimentations in 2014 (USDA, 2). Many scientists argue that animal testing has a great impact on prolonging life for humans. Mostly, laboratory …show more content…
According to the Animal Welfare and Three Rs, published by Understanding Animal Research, “animals cannot - and should - not be used unnecessarily in research, or allowed to experience avoidable suffering” (2). However, this law especially does not cover or protect laboratory animals such as mice or rats. The Three Rs became the principle technique for animal research in general in order to reduce the animal subjects who are suffering from animal testing, which refer to reduction, replacement and refinement in UK (Cottam 555). But, there are still animal rights, and animal welfare issues. Thus, animal testing should be banned to protect innocent animals. There are alternative methods that could save many animals and humans lives and develop other methods instead of using costly and ineffective animal …show more content…
Sindney Gendin, professor at Eastern Michigan University, states that animal cannot describe their experience about toxicity drugs, which can cause side effects such as significant pain and aches (28). He argues that toxicity test on animal is unnecessary since they could not have a voice. It is hard to notice the side effects without physical symptoms. Furthermore, he also said that “Many toxicologist and pharmacologists are convinced that routine drug testing on animals is nether valid nor reliable” (29). Even though they know it is not valid to test toxicity on animal subjects to check the safety for humans, they needed to test on animals for toxicity drugs because it became one of the normal process for checking safety of new

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