The Pros And Cons Of Animal Testing

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Counter There are always skeptical people reading argumentative writings because of them this short portion of the paper is dedicated to who it may concern. The thought of treating animals equal to humans should be embedded into humans’ mind and causing the suffering of animals is an unmoral treatment. However, this case is not true because no thought will be able to penetrate the condescending attitude of the intelligent humane species. There are many people who would refute this argument by indicating that the suffering of lab animals through medical research can ultimately aid society on a grander scale. More specifically, people believe that it is necessary for animals to suffer in order to create vaccines to maintain human life. A unique …show more content…
The medical research in vaccines has come a long way since, “the late 1940’s [when] polio crippled and killed thousands of people around the world every year” (Benefits). In 1952 polio had reached its all-time high terrorizing the nation “with over 21,000 paralytic cases” (Benefits). While the virus was at large scientists worked frantically behind the scenes to minimize the threat. At the University of Pittsburg, Dr. Jonas Salk was working on a method that would lead to the cure for polio. The method included “experimenting with more than 9,000 monkeys and 100 chimpanzees before isolating a rare form of poliovirus that would reproduce in the intestinal tract but not in the central nervous system” (PBS). Even though Salk was experimenting on primates, the closest species to humans, the public praised Salk for his breakthrough discovery. Salk was portrayed as a hero because he experimented on primates for the greater good which lead to thousands of human lives being …show more content…
The only way for that to be possible is for researchers to continue experimenting on animals. Polio is not the only disease that has terrorized the world; from the benefits of animal experimentation scientists have been able to treat Type 1 diabetes, HIV, Hepatitis C, and countless other diseases. Diabetes has rocked this nation for a very long time, “18.2 million people – 6.3 percent of the US population – have diabetes, which is a leading cause of death and disability” (Animal); however, “research involving animal models continues to improve treatments for chronic implications… and the creation of new vaccines to treat type 2 diabetes is helping patients manage their disease

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