The Treatments Of Animal Testing

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Animal Testing Imagine that you buy a new eye shadow or a new lipstick and you are going to use it. After you use that product you realize that using that product caused you a type of cancer and now you have to pay for the treatment. Also, they give you two options for your treatment, one is tested on animals and the other one is tested in vitro studies or computer models. Obviously, most of the patients will choose the medicine that was tested on animals. The definition of animal testing or animal experimentation is making experiment on animals’ body to test some hypothesis in order to produce a product which serves human needs. Stachura said, “Animal testing is mandated by the FDA for certain drugs to receive approval for distribution to …show more content…
In medical experiments in the past many people had bad effects. Hajar (2011) writes of two examples in 1937 and in 1960, when two experiments were done on two different types of people. The first experiment was done on patients by using sulfanilamide which was poisonous to humans. Jarrel explains “Sulfanilamide was an antibiotic drug product available in 1937” (2012, p. 12). As a result of using sulfanilamide many people died. The reason that led people to die was the scientists and researchers did not test the sulfanilamide on animals. The second experiment was done on pregnant women by using thalidomide on the pregnant women in order to treat morning sickness. After scientists used thalidomide on pregnant women, it caused malformation or missing limbs to around 10,000 children in 46 countries. Animal testing was very necessary to use in order to save human lives and children’s organs. Animal testing is a point that needs emphasizing since so many people died because scientists and researchers did not do experiments on animals or other models instead of experimenting on …show more content…
There was an experiment that was done by Menche and Nasteacci (2012) where only three out of six human carcinogens caused cancer in both rats and mice, while one known human carcinogen did not cause cancer in either rats or mice. It is true that humans’ and animals’ organs are the same, but some time they have different reactions. In this situation, scientists will use more than one type of animal in order to get exact reaction that the human will. After the scientists and researchers get the result from the experiment on animals that they want, so they will be able to use it in order to make a well tested product to serve humans

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