Using Animals For Medical Testing Is Unethical And Unnecessary?

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Animal experimentation is the use of animals to test new drugs and products before they are used on humans to ensure that they are safe. This may seem to be a beneficial technique to humans, but it is the opposite for the animals. They live their lives in confining cages and suffer from extreme abuse and ultimately death. Animal testing has been an immense part of scientific research for years, but new technological resources of this generation prove that it is not only unethical but unnecessary. Since the animal 's body is different from the human body, it is inaccurate to predict the human’s reaction based off of how an animal reacts. We are made up of different organs than, say a cat. The author of the article "Results from Research on …show more content…
The article "Using Animals for Medical Testing Is Unethical and Unnecessary" explains how much of the public’s taxes are going towards animal testing that is ultimately a waste of tax money. The National Institutes of Health spent $29 billion dollars on animal testing in 2009. This is money coming straight from the public’s pockets. Would the general population still support animal experimentation if they knew where the funding was coming from especially if the testing has been proven to fail over and over …show more content…
The article "Animal Testing Is Bad Science" gives the public many common uses of propaganda that can easily be proven false. For example the common saying that "Every major medical advance is attributable to experiments on animals" can be proven wrong simply because 90% of drugs that were a success on animals turn out to be a failure when tested on humans ("Results from Research on Animals Are Not Valid When Applied to Humans"). In addition, most experiments are not done to benefit humans, but they are done out of curiosity. Supporters of animal experimentation often say "If we didn 't use animals, we 'd have to test new drugs on people," but the truth is there are already tests done on humans. No matter how many tests are done on animals, there will always have to be the first human that tries the drug. Not to mention the popular belief that "Many experiments are not painful to animals and are therefore justified." As we saw before, the Animal welfare Act allows many painful things to be done to animals. Legally animals are allowed to be shocked, starved, poisoned, and abandoned. If an animal is going under experimentation, they are more than likely going through all kinds of

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