Why Is Animal Testing A Ethical?

Although animal testing saves many from having deadly side effects happen to them, it is unethical, and there are better ways to test these results. The lives of animals are taken each day due to unnecessary testing that can be performed in different ways. One could argue the practice of this is inaccurate, and there are multiple other ways for testing on things that would be more accurate and would not harm the animals. After all, animals and humans are two completely different species who react to conditions differently. Based on the traditional theorization that animals respond the same way humans do when exposed to certain products, mostly rabbits, mice, and rats, are subject to tests that determine the safety of cosmetic, personal care, …show more content…
Although it may be considered necessary, does not always mean it is the most meticulous. Testing on animals is said to be a better alternative to testing on humans because it is considered to be more ethical, but is testing on animals an ethical thing to do? Animals are also said to be a better alternative due to the fact that they have a shorter lifespan than humans do. Animal testing research is immensely regulated and there are many laws the researchers have to supersede in order to not mistreat the animals being tested, however that does not ensure the life of the animal will not be obscured in the process. Animal testing is necessary for the reason that when polio began to strike in North Carolina, the medical center of the University of Michigan came out with the first polio vaccine, as well as many others to follow (“History of Animal Research” 1). Professors were certain it could not have been done without the use of laboratory animals when creating this vaccine but had not attempted other testing methods. Animals have contributed to the findings of many life saving vaccines. There have been scientific victories over many diseases, such as tuberculosis, typhus, using insulin for diabetes, and for many antibiotics for different bacterial infections (1). There are thousands of disease ridden rodents who roam the streets in many large cities who would make perfect candidates for test subjects since …show more content…
There are many alternative methods for testing these products that would not harm animals. It is also said that the test results are irrelevant because animals are not the same as humans, thus not getting accurate results. The tests may mislead researchers into thinking certain drugs are safe to be used on humans, or could miss potential cures and treatments. Animal testing is more expensive than testing on alternative things, so to many, they could think of it as being a waste of government money that could be going to things needed much more. Much of the testing done on animals has flaws in the experiment so it ends up wasting the life of the animal. Medical breakthroughs involving animal research is still possible to happen without doing the tests on the animal itself. “A public outcry over animal testing and the treatment of animals in general broke out in the United States in the mid-1960s, leading to the passage of the AWA. An article in the November 29, 1965 issue of Sports Illustrated about Pepper, a farmer 's pet Dalmation that was kidnapped and sold into experimentation, is believed to have been the initial catalyst for the rise in anti-testing sentiment. Pepper died after researchers attempted to implant an experimental cardiac pacemaker in her body” (“Animal Testing”

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