Effectiveness of Animal Testing
For Centuries animals have been tested on for research all across the globe. These animals can range from elephants to mice and can have an age range from new-borne to oldest surviving. The oldest form of animal testing has been dated back to around 199-217 AD. That’s before the time of some of the earths early great scientists and researchers like Aristotle and Erasistratus. It is still as important today because of how much information we can actually gain from performing these tests on them. However, people are starting to question the legality of these tests and how safe they actually are for the animals.
I believe that these tests are growing too inhumane. The animals are being tested on with deadly chemicals and drugs. Unfortunately, these animals rarely survive these tests. When they do however they have to deal with multiple mutations and long-lasting trauma. Often, they can grow unwanted limbs or even have limbs fall off. These animals don’t deserve these types of lives and should have the right to have some laws put in place to protect them. These animals are often left in dirty cages, and labs. They are just sitting around with little or no food and are basically awaiting their own self demise.
On the other side, there are some benefits to animal testing. For example, when official data is being collected from the animals at laboratories such as the ones in the US, they often take the up-most care for their animals participating in the experiments. They do this to make sure that their data can come back as accurate as possible. This is a benefit for the animals because they are more likely to survive these experiments when the conditions are set to help preserve them. We can also severely benefit from these tests they provide the same amount of help to us as they do to them. Another benefits the animals can take from the testing goes from them straight back to their species. In other words, scientists can often learn a lot about how the animals deal with certain sicknesses and they can develop a cure for it. Therefore, the animals are technically saving themselves by performing in the tests.
People will never be fully satisfied with the problems that are dealt with animal testing. However, to settle the uneasiness, certain conditions can definitely be agreed upon with regards to animal testing. One example, is that animal testing can definitely be a good thing but only in a controlled environment. Also, there is no doubt that there is money to benefit from when dealing with animal testing. When a certain strand of a disease is killing dogs, the person who does the animal research on that problem will most likely receive a pretty penny as a reward for their work. It also has economic benefits where it can help large dairy farms from preventing against diseases and providing medication for them. There is still much that can be fixed on both sides of the argument for animal testing. This can only occur over time through and through deep discussion and big decisions. It is quite possible and we should not only do it for us but do it for the animals.