The Argument Against Animal Experimentation

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Animal experimentation Humans depend on controversy to obtain an ominous view of all the facts to make an educated decision. While many humans can never unanimously agree on a whole heartedly ethically inclined decision, it can help create progress especially in cases of animal cruelty. Although many people are against animal cruelty, the controversy is dictated to people’s opinions on whether animal experimentation is more helpful or more harmful. Animal experimentation is incredibly controversial, many people believe animals are suffering just so humans can test medications and other products on them. While other people believe drugs and cosmetics need to be tested on animals before humans use or consumption. They are for animal experimentation …show more content…
In the article Save the Animals: Stop Animal Testing the author states “Animals ' rights are violated when they are used in research because they are not given a choice. Animals are subjected to tests that are often painful or cause permanent damage or death, and they are never given the option of not participating in the experiment.” Many people morally do not believe animal testing should be done solely on the fact that animals go through extreme pain to further research for humans and cannot get a choice on the matter. Media 's portrayal of animal experimentation is usually against it, concerning PETA and shows how animals are treated in labs, but a good amount of times it displays animals purely being used as research subjects showing only the positive less invasive versions of experimentation. Contradictorly there is a great many of people that believe the experimentation of animals is worth the risk, as long as it benefits humans. “A tragic drug fiasco occurred in the late 1950s and early 1960s with thalidomide. It was found to act as an effective tranquilizer and a painkiller and was proclaimed a ‘wonder drug’ for insomnia, coughs, colds, and headaches. It was found to have an inhibitory effect of morning sickness, and hence, thousands of pregnant women took the drug to relieve their symptoms. Consequently, more than 10,000 …show more content…
An article by Alexander Zambrano agrees animal testing is an effective method in helping people, he states “Furthermore, since the results of animal research generally give us reliable information that we can apply to treat human beings and since there are no better alternatives to animal experimentation that might lead us to cure various human diseases and illnesses, it follows that animal experimentation is morally justified.” On the other hand, men, such as Archana Patidar believe there are effective alternatives including epidemiological studies (studies of human populations), clinical research, in vitro (e.g., in a test tube) research, in silico (computer-based) techniques, human cell and tissue cultures, stem cell methods, advanced imaging methods, and safe human-based studies (International Journal of Pharmacy & Life Sciences pg. 79). Controversy over animal experimentation is very important because if people didn’t ask questions they would be in the same place they were years ago. Through asking questions and creating controversy can they begin to explore different ideas of technology and further the educational process. It is expressly important for animal experimentation because it draws into question a matter of animal rights and how

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