Animal Testing should be Banned
In the United States of America, many organizations are debating whether or not animal testing should be banned. Some people believe that there are some reasons why animal testing should be done. But others believe that animal testing is completely wrong. Some experts believe that there are other options available that can be done instead of doing test on animals. The use of animals to test the safety of certain products and for medical research purposes is wrong, and it should be made a point that the pain and the suffering that are forced on the animals are just not worth it. Animal testing is a growing problem in today’s society, and it needs to be stopped as soon as possible.
Animal testing is when scientist use different kinds of products, vaccinations or things they develop for humans and use on animals. Scientist use all types of animals, but the most common animals that they use are rats, mice, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Often the procedures can cause a great deal of suffering for each of the animals. And most animals are killed at the end of an experiment, but some may be re-used for other experiments. When companies start to appear throughout the mid to late nineteenth century, the number of animals used in tests started to increase and the number of tests themselves. Millions of people have benefited from information gathered in animal testing and research. In the past, animal testing has been such a touchy subject for people to talk about and still to this day its a very touchy topic to speak about. There are so many innocent animals who are being killed back to back because they’re being tested on by scientist to find life saving cures and treatments for humans.
Testing on animals will not make it easier for researchers to discover the appropriate drugs and treatments for humans. When they are testing drugs and treatments on the animals first because some drugs and treatments are harmful to animals lives which can lead to killing them. Hundreds of thousands of people die annually from drugs that were tested on animals. The reality is that the majority of animal experiments do not contribute to improving human health, and the value of the role that animal experimentation plays in most medical advances is questionable (CITATION FROM Medical Testing on Animals Is Cruel and Unnecessary goes here ). In further research, most drugs that appear safe and effective in animals leaving animals with no harm tend to fail in humans, or cause significant harm, and even death. And that is because animals bodies are completely different and identified differently than a humans body. They contend that animals are not reliable subjects because their bodies are not physically similar enough to humans. The organs, nervous systems, and cellular makeup of animals are so different that experimentation would yield inaccurate information. Results from these tests would be potentially dangerous to humans and the waste of an animal’s life (CITATION GOES HERE)
When scientist do drug test on animals it doesn’t benefit the animals in any way. It’s very sad and depressing to see animals under pressure to do something they have no clue what they’re getting themselves into. The harmful use of animals in experiments is not only cruel but also often unfair. Animals do not get many of the human diseases that people do, such as heart diseases, many types of cancer, HIV, and so on. Results made by an animal do not accurately determine how a human will react due to differences between their body processes, structure, and digestion. They reject the notions that animals should have rights and that people have no right to use animals for the benefit of humankind (Karaim 2018). Before these innocent animals are killed, some are forced to inhale toxic fumes, paralyzed in restraint devices for hours, some have holes drilled into their skulls, and others have their skin burned off or their spinal cords crushed. Animal testing is both cruel and unnecessary. The tests themselves can be unspeakable. One involves dripping the chemical being tested into a rabbit’s eye until the cornea corrodes. Another involves force-feeding animals with the ingredient under scrutiny until 50 per cent of them die (Toronto 2018). Testing on these poor innocent animals causes a huge debate in the United States today.
Animal testing is more expensive and is a waste of money. Animal testing is just a waste of money and time because sometimes the test is not useful. Animals are terrible test subjects to test the chemical successfully because they dont give correct results and they can’t predict all the side effects. Animals should have a right to do whatever they want instead of being stuck inside a laboratory and suffer for a humans benefit. In many instances, medical discoveries are delayed as researchers vainly waste time, money, effort, and animal lives trying to create an animal model of a human disease (CITATION). Animal testing generally costs an enormous amount of money, as the animals must be fed, cared for, housed and treated with drugs or a similar experimental substance. The price of animals themselves must also be paid for on top of just caring for them. There are companies in the United States who actually breed animals specifically for the cause of testing and animals can be purchased from them as well. Not only is this research cruel, but the billions of dollars wasted on animal studies funnels money away from human-based research (computer modelling, tissue cultures, etc.) that could actually be helping people (Toronto, 2018).
Using animals in research and to test the safety of products for humans has been a topic for debates for a long period of time. Although humans sometimes benefit from successful animal research. Each animal is suffering, going through pain and often begin to die during experiments. Animals and people are alike in many ways; they both feel, think, behave, and experience pain. But animals should be treated with the same respect as humans. Animals rights are violated when they are used in research because they are not given a choice. Their just put straight under the penalty of an experiment for the health of humans. Humans cannot make life better for themselves by torturing and executing so many animals each year to perform laboratory experiments or to test products on them.