Animal Testing a Necessity? Should researchers experiment on an animal to save human lives? Every year, millions of animals undergo painful torture, suffering, or death. For a result, of scientific research into the effects of drugs, cosmetics, food additives, and other chemical products. While most people think animal testing is necessary and required, but others were upset by what they see as needless suffering. Yet many opponents passionately argue that animal testing is wrong, unnecessary, and cruel.
Here, are their main arguments “Animals and humans biologically differ from each other. So results from animal experiments can’t be applied accurately to humans. Humane alternatives too much of animal research, such as tissue samples and computer models, already exist, animals have rights. ” (John McArdle). When scientists engage in animal research, “they violate the rights of an animal to be free from unnatural diseases, injuries, or mental and behavior problems,” says (John McArdle).
Imagine how these poor animals feel and have to experience when they are shoved in cages that are so small waiting for the research to begin. Animal testing sometime is not reliable and is extremely expensive. Animal testing is inhumane and in fact now that there are valid alternatives exist to this; the number of animals used in lab research had decreased. There are many negative and positive aspects to the practice of animal testing. For example without animal testing, there would not be the medical advances in technology in the present nowadays.
Does animal testing a necessity? Well, Animal testing may be a necessary and require, but we need to be merciful. Without animal testing, various procedures or new drugs would be extremely risky. Animals are the closest things that resemble human living systems like the reproductive systems, and the digestive track. Besides medical testing, there is another matter animal tests are use for, cosmetics. Most people are strongly disagreeing with testing on animal for cosmetics.
Testing animal for cosmetic is extremely painful and deadly test “Cosmetics are not necessary to sustain life like the science of medical research can cure disease and save lives; but, proponents of cosmetic animal testing claim that since the products are used on humans, they should be tested for all risks. ” (Vasen, Debbie). Scientists still argue that animal testing of cosmetics is necessary. By law, most cosmetics are not even required to be tested. Even though, animal testing can beneficial, ? it can still be harmful, ? which we think are not necessary. Animal testing has had many benefits in both medical field and chemical products, however; some opponents to animal testing think that is not necessary to test on innocent animals. Ms. Tanya state her point of view “ she wouldn’t necessary do it if it going toward animal research because human and animal are totally different others than that she see nothing wrong with it. ” (Well). How can humans prevent unnecessary animal experimentation? “There is no way that people can completely stop animal testing, but if we constantly doing it to animals.
We have to limit ourselves of how many animals we are going to test and it would be better if we can use something else rather than animals. ” (Nguyen). There have been studies of using a computer simulation and humane alternative instead of a living animal. Although it does sound like a better idea, but does it still have the same reactions as human beings do? A computer cannot give exact outcomes, as a living animal would be. People still need to rely on animal in some cases that computer programs cannot simulate another. This is why animal testing is still necessary to have for necessity and important reasons.
The only problem with animal testing is that animals also feel pain. Animals have senses. Animal drug testing hurts. They can feel pain and on top of that they cannot do anything to save themselves from suffering. Overall animal testing had been an issue throughout the years and even back before we knew about a lot of the vaccines, medicines, and other chemical products. There have been many negative outcomes, but positives as well and people should look beyond both sides and see how they have positive and negative benefited from animal testing.
Scientist, researcher, and people still need to rely on animals for medicine and other product as well. ?We need to make sure that millions of animals that are used for testing new products are treated with the minimum of suffering and limited of animals used.
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