Essay on RD Animal Testing SWCCD

Submitted By leximama01
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There has been much controversy over the years surrounding the issue of animal testing. Is risking the lives of over 25 million animals a year ethical? Should we continue in this pattern? According to www.peta.org,"Animal experimenters want us to believe that if they gave up their archaic habit, sick children and other disease and accident victims would drop dead in droves. But the most significant trend in modern research in recent years has been the recognition that animals rarely serve as good models for the human body." So we are putting at risk the lives of 26 million animals every year (ProCon.Org) and we don’t even know if the research will be applicable to our DNA. I have also come across some gruesome images of animals being tested in labs. While they are not yet dead, they are literally being tortured by suffering infections, burns, and large wounds. Would we do this to humans? After seeing these images, the answer is absolutely no! If not to humans, why to animals? On the pro side of animal testing, there are some reasons for us to do testing on animals. According to www.pro-test.org.uk, "Animal testing has also led to advances in our knowledge that may help us develop additional cures, including an understanding of the Malaria lifecycle (pigeon), tuberculosis (cow, sheep), Typhus (guinea pig, rat, mouse), and the function of neurons (cat, dog). Vivisection was also crucial in the discovery of anti-blood-clotting drugs for the treatment of…