The Dangers Of Animal Experiment (Akhtar)

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experiment (Akhtar). There is no reason for the tax money U.S residents pay every year to go towards a cause that many are against for. Also not only financially are humans being harmed, but also humans are harmed health wise. Many tests that were done on rodents that supposedly prevented diabetes were not done correctly and the results always came out that the treatment was successful (Akhtar). Nevertheless, when tested on a human the results came back inconclusive and the human trial was a failure and the person who was tested on became very sick (Akhtar). Animal experimentation is not a reliable method to test a product or medicines safety. Jessica Sandler, a former OSHA health and safety official reports that, rats are an animal that should …show more content…
Us as consumers are just as responsible to blame as the scientists are. The more consumers demand cosmetic products, household products, Kleenex, and even band-aids the higher the quantity is provided which leads to higher numbers of animal experiments (Allen). Over the years many laws have been created to help protect the animals who are being tested on.As the website Animal Legal defense acknowledges that one of the biggest laws is the Animal Welfare Act, a law where inspectors are required to inspect where animals are being tested on and to make sure the animals are receiving proper care. The only downside to this law is that the AWA only protects animals such as dogs, cats and chimpanzees not the other 95% percent of animals being tested on, such as rats, birds, fish, reptiles, and mice (Sandler). This matter in question has been around for centuries and as the years go by, more and more solutions are being proposed for this issue. The only reasons why officials don 't put into action these proposals is because they acknowledge the scientists who perform the tests and need a job and because of the financial factor of the available alternative methods. Therefore, there are numerous proposals for solutions that need to be discussed and to put into …show more content…
My own view is that animal experimentation should become ilegal and all of the new alternative methods should be brought forward and placed into action. While I argue that the alternative method of 3D skin printing can be used instead of animal testing, the opposing view believes that animal testing is far more less expensive than printing off artificial skin. I reply that a animal testing is unnecessary and invasive for the innocent animals and costs more than to print artificial skin. One of the only reasons why scientists do not switch to the less invasive methods is because of the financial factor. T Hartung and Fp Gruber imply that “A financial incentive is necessary to change procedures in basic research to animal free procedures. Ethical considerations alone will bring little movement or change. It is unacceptable that, while numbers of animal tests decrease in development and notification of drugs and chemicals, they are increasing in basic research (Hartung)”. In other words as animal testing decreases in the development of drugs spectrum they are still increasing how many tests are done. Also, some may argue that animal testing has brought many successes in the pharmaceutical world to cure certain diseases or newly found bacteria. There have been some successful tests that have been performed animals such as finding a treatment for the virus called, Marburg. Researchers have found

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