Testing On Animals To Aid Scientific Research
Maybe not a very pleasant subject, but I do feel like it needs to be talked about.
First my views and those of others, and then later, some pro testing on animals arguements.
I’m sure that almost everyone wants to see cures for diseases such Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, stroke, heart attack and AIDS etc.
But a great many if not most of the important advances in the field of health care can be attributed to human studies which have led to major medical breakthroughs, and NOT to experiments on animals.
Consider the development of anesthesia, the stethoscope, morphine, radium, penicillin, artificial respiration, x-rays, antiseptics, and CAT, MRI, and PET scans, plus the study of bacteriology and germ theory and the discovery of the link between cholesterol and heart disease and the link between smoking and cancer, and also and the isolation of the virus that causes AIDS and more.
Animal testing played no role, or at most, a very small role at best in the development of any of the above.
We know that animals seriously suffer from lab experiments, so should we continue to submit then to such pain and such agony?
The Supposed Pluses For Testing On Animals
Animal research plays a very crucial role in scientists’ understanding of diseases and aids them in the development of effective medical treatments.
Animals provide scientists with complex living systems, consisting of cells, tissues and organs.
Many animals are vulnerable to over two hundred of the same health problems as humans which makes them an effective model for researchers to study.
Rats and mice account for about 95% percent of all animals that are used for research in laboratories.
Most of the remaining research animals are rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals, fish and insects.
Less than one percent of the remaining research animals are cats, dogs and non-human primates.
Before conducting research on animals, scientists make absolutely sure that animals are needed for their experiments.
So What Do You Think About Testing On Animals?
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