Animal Experimentation for Medical Advancement Must be Abolished
Physical Harm and Anatomical Differences The benefit to humans concerning animal testing, does not justify the harm to the animals tested.
“According to the Humane Society International, animals used in experiments are commonly subjected to force feeding, food and water deprivation, prolonged periods of physical restraint, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, and death by carbon dioxide asphyxiation, neck-breaking, decapitation, or other means.” ("ProCon Animal Testing" 47)
However, opponents would insist that when testing medicines for potential toxicity, or in the performance of genetic experiments it is unethical to ascertain human volunteers. Invasive procedures, genetic manipulation, or other experimental tests on humans prior to being tested on animals - would to opponents, be considered unorthodox. ("ProCon Animal Testing" 47)
On a whole, the animals being subjected to such iniquities have not inflicted harm, malice, or any type of evil upon society in any way. Yet, opponents consider it ethical to perform such atrocities on them as opposed to incarcerated murderers. However, when examining the gruesome details attached to the heinous crimes committed by Hamilton Howard Fish, or Gary Leon Ridgeway – one cannot say the same. Moreover, the anatomic, cellular, and metabolic differences between