The Importance Of Animal Testing For Evaluating Consumer Safety

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Besides animal testing, there are different alternatives then testing on animals. “In the Feasibility of Replacing Animal Testing for Assessing Consumer Safety: A Suggested Future Direction” written by Julia Fentem, Mark Chamberlain and Bart Sangster talks about how animal testing is usually done and gives some broad alternatives for animal testing. Since the 1960s, researchers wanted to develop alternatives to animal testing. The term “alternatives” is the three “R’s” of reduction, refinement, and replacement. The test of animals was primarily carried out for diagnostic purposes, assessments of safety and efficacy, and the purpose of research (Fentem 2). In the next article, the three “R’s” will be described in much more detail. The main reason for the animal’s replacement for chemical tests was the speed, cost, and throughput (Fentem 2). In the next article “Alternatives to Animal Testing: A Review” written by Sonali D. Doke and Shashikant C. Dhawale talks about the alternatives of animal testing in much more detail and describes the three R’s of reduction, refinement, and replacement in much greater detail. The approach of the three R’s minimizes the use of laboratory animals for research. The experimenters want to cause as little pain as possible to the animals (Doke 1). For the principle of refinement, the researchers enrich the cage environment, which causes less stress on the animals inside the cage. Some experiments need to be repeated which causes the researchers…

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