Escobar 1 Roger Escobar English 100 Professor Lance Kayser 29 March 2014 Necessary Testing Without a doubt animals are important to humans and human treatment towards them has become a major issue in society in the last few decades. Animals have been mistreated by humans severely and animal cruelty has become a great topic and has gained much awareness in today's society, to the point where people have learned to treat their animals or pets better and to denounce when they see animal cruelty to the law. Animal Testing may seem just as bad for some people but it is necessary. Finding cures for diseases is a serious need for humanity and animal testing helps for that to become a reality. When it comes to finding a cure for a certain disease at times it may be difficult and really hard to develop, yet once found it must be tested before given to humans. The living organisms most similar to humans are animals and when it comes down to it some specific animals such as mice and chimpanzees have extremely similar DNA. Although it may seem inhumane ,it saves a lot of human lives once a breakthrough cure is found. That is the main reason why animal testing is important even though new ways of testing have risen that is one of the most trusted and secure ways to find out if the cure can be given to humans. Animals are put in danger but its for the benefit of saving and curing human lives. Animal Testing is practiced because animals are so much similar to humans. Animals are the living organisms which have some of the same needs and organs as human and at times they may be even suffering from the same diseases. Impressively mice and chimpanzees have similar DNA to that Escobar 2 of human being and they are 98 and 99% similar. 1These animals make it easier to be able to know if a cure can be given to humans because of the effects which may be brought on them because of the medicine may be the same reaction which humans may have. Animal testing has benefited humans over the last 100 years to the point where every almost medical breakthrough has risen due to the help of animal testing.“Animal research and testing has played a part in almost every medical breakthrough of the last century. It has saved hundreds of millions of lives worldwide...”– Former UK Home Office minister Joan Ryan. 2Countless diseases have been able to be cured because of it and has helped to make healthier lives for humans and being able to live past diseases which were simply lethal in the past and now the cure for feeling better is only a dosage of medicine away. The vaccine for polio was come across thanks to animal research ,insulin was discovered due to dogs having their pancreas removed .“Animal research has also contributed to major advances in understanding and treating conditions such as breast cancer, brain injury, childhood leukemia, cystic fibrosis, malaria, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, and many others, and was instrumental in the development of pacemakers, cardiac valve substitutes, and anesthetics”. 3These are all just amazing advancements in medicine and human life which have all come as a result of animal testing. Medicine being where it is today has reached that point thanks to animal testing countless cures and advancements towards treating and understanding a disease to the point where it has helped raise the years in human life expectancy. Even though computer and technology advancements have risen a computer can still not know all the possible effects a medicine can have on a living organism and they do not have the capability of knowing because the brain and other organs are so sophisticated.4 The Escobar 3 most reasonable way to come across a medical advancement without putting a human life in danger is animal testing. Animal testing is the most close to being accurate way to make advancements and find out the effects of a medicine and…
How many of you have pets at home? Now, how would you feel if your pet was kept in a small cage without interaction with other animals? What if researchers shaved your pets fur off and then doused them with harsh chemicals to see if their skin will blister and burn? Or if you had a rabbit and chemicals were poured into his eyes to test the irritancy of the chemical? (Rhetorical Question). The chemicals burn like fire. (Simile). Remember that your rabbit does not have tear ducts and cannot wash the…
Animal Testing Right or Wrong?
The number of animals killed each year in the United States, is from 17 million to 70 million animals. Even though, the Animal Welfare Act states laboratories must report the number of animals used in experiments; mice, birds, and rats are not included in this number over all. According to the Society of Animals, these animals are used in 80 to 90 percent of all animal testing. Animal testing may not directly affect people…
A Test to Die For
Animal experimentation is an ever growing issue of modern culture and just like many debates one side is labeled the hero and the other a villain, but in the case of animal testing it's not so black and white. There are many good reasons to be against animal experimentation like in reference to the methods of testing or animal rights but for most the reason is that of moral or personal. And in many cases most people choose to be against animal testing before they even consider…
The number of animals killed each year in the United States alone varies between 17 and 70 million. The Animal Welfare Act (ACA) states that laboratories must report the number of animals used in experiments; yet mice, birds, and rats are not included in this figure. These animals are used in 80 to 90 percent of all animal testing. Because of this, it is impossible to calculate the exact number of animals used in such experiments (PETA, 5).
Animal testing might not directly affect ordinary people…
Against Animal Testing
Humans guarantee each other many rights including happiness, dignity, health care, employment, voting, and free speech. These rights come in to question when taking away non-basic interests, such as comfort or quality of life, or losing interests that lower a quality of life. We then create a system in which we must choose which beings deserve and do not deserve certain treatments to meet our own desires. This is why some companies and organizations have begun to create…
Animal testing has been going on for far too long. Whether it is to test a new cosmetic or develop another medication, scientists have used animals as a way of testing out new drugs and products before they are used on humans. Each year animals are blinded, force-fed, genetically altered, injured and more. They are kept in tiny, uncomfortable cages just to test something new. These innocent animals are hurt for science and the results might not even hold true for humans. While some may think that…
Animal Testing: Necessary and Humane in Modern Practice
History of Animal Testing
Diseases Treated in Animals
Parvo, Leukemia, Rabies
Diseases Treated in Humans
Polio, Anthrax, Smallpox
Laws Governing Testing
Negative Aspects of Testing
Loopholes in Law
Alternatives to Animal Testing
Conclusion Animal Testing: Necessary and Humane in Modern Practice
The struggle against sickness and disease is not over, yet medical progress is being threatened by activists…
Every year, 20 million animals are mutilated, blinded, scalded, force fed chemicals, genetically manipulated, hurt and killed for research and science. Three fourths of these animals die for medical purposes and the rest are killed for tests on various products. Mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, and other animals are used for these cruel tests. Animal testing first started in the 1800’s for creating vaccines for children. The animals they tested on were monkeys, mice,…
Animal Testing, Inhumane or Not?
By: Chris Persaud
Imagine unsafe chemical compounds used recklessly on innocent animals, causing illness and even death. Just for the purpose of creating a new perfume.
Sadly, this is the truth behind a lot of big named make-up and perfume companies, as well as other companies using potentially dangerous chemicals. To test the chemicals animals are used to experiment and modify said chemicals. Various pains and afflictions are thrown at these animals in the name…
ENGL 0870 E02
December 2, 2013
Many products today require companies to test their products regularly and securely. They test their products in plenty of ways. The worst controversial way is animal testing. Animal testing has grown every year it has been in use. Activist groups are forming in an alliance to try and stop these companies from hurting innocent animals. Although some people think that animal testing and research…