Essay on Should Animal Testing Truly Outweigh Its Risks?

1002 Words Jan 31st, 2016 null Page
In the world, humans have made headway in countless areas. When it comes to science, there is no doubt that our evolution has been firmly established, but In doing so it seems that our standards of behavior and values have failed to progress as well. The knowledge that we posses in the scientific world is remarkable, but with it comes responsibility to use it wisely and ethically. Everyday we torment and kill animals that we consider to be lesser beings, simply at our disposal. From simple things like face wash, to more complex things like medications, animals are put through agony during laboratory tests and gruesome experiments. However, there are many that would argue that there are benefits to this madness. There is no doubt that experimentation and testing different products or drugs on animals, has led scientists and doctors to discover extremely beneficial things in this demanding world, but realistically, do the benefits of animal testing truly outweigh its risks? I live on a farm with many animals. If one of them is sick or hurt, I am the first one to take them to the vet. Knowing that, It 's hard to imagine one of my animals stuck in a laboratory, being tested on like so many animals are. According to The British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, “It is estimated that around 50 to100 million vertebrate animals worldwide-including monkeys, and other nonhuman primates, are used annually” in experimental laboratories. Yet, large corporations argue that if…

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