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Animal Testing

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In some views, animal testing is necessary, some animals may suffer for the benefit of humans but if others say we should stop animal testing, then we should stop eating meat from slaughtered animals. Scientists claim that if they stop testing an animals reaction to the treatment or experiment, then it would corrupt the search to find cures for diseases like, rabies, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and TB. All of these apparently depend on animal testing many of the medications and procedures that we currently use today would exist and the development of future treatments would be extremely limited. As humans it is assumed that we have a moral duty to prevent any animals of unnecessary suffering. However, as far as animal testing is concerned we are confronted with a choice between the welfare of humans and the welfare of animals. Critics of animal testing say that it is inhumane to use animals in experiments, but it would be even more inhumane to test on children or ...read more.

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They feel that animal testing should not be used for products that are not essential such as cosmetics, shampoos, soaps, and cleaning products. Furthermore, some campaigners would like to see certain tests replaced with more humane methods being used. We as humans need to make sure that the millions of animals who are used for testing new products are treated with little suffering. Although some animal testing cannot be avoided now, treating our fellow creatures as mercifully as possible will demonstrate our humanity. Many people argue that animal testing is cruel. In some cases this is true. However it would be much more cruel to let people die because there was not enough information about a new drug. Opponents of animal research also say that information from animals does not apply to humans. They point out drugs which have been withdrawn because of side-effects in humans. While it is true that animal systems differ from human systems, this can back up an argument against animal testing because when ...read more.

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However, the unnecessary torture of animals through testing is non-essential for human survival. When it comes to the needless torture of animals that we claim to benefit, the animals lives need to be taken into consideration. I am glad that scientists are now taking this onboard as I am sure they are getting irritated by animal rights campaigners and anti-testing protesters and they must feel better about themselves that it is changing gradually, through using better methods to ease the pain and suffering inflicted on animals as it will now greatly decrease. Personally I don't think Animal Testing will last long because technology is now becoming more advance and good progress is being made by it. If it wasn't for animals we wouldn't exist, to me it has done more good than bad and countless lives have been saved due to it, in the future majority of animals will hopefully be replaced by technology, making it much more easier without any arguments, and the use of animals will be disapproved. BY LUKE POLLIN ...read more.

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