Millions of animals are used in scientific and medical research, including mice, rats,
rabbits, primates, cats, dogs and other animals. They are locked inside cold barren cages in
laboratories across the country. Unfortunately all they can do is sit and wait in fear of the next
terrifying and painful procedures that will be performed on them. More than 100 million animals
every year suffer and dies in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, and curiosity-driven
medical experiments (PETA). The Federal government and many health charities waste
precious dollars from tax payers and generous donors on cruel and misleading experiments, even
if a product harms animals, it …show more content…
Levin concluded that this
basically means the animals were about as accurate as "a coin toss "(NAVS).
Experimental drugs and treatments that have been found effective on animal models will
not necessarily work on people. Leading AIDS researcher Dr. Mark Feinberg stated: “ clearly,
if we are going to make medical progress, a new approach is needed. Human medicine can no
no longer be based on veterinary medicine. It is fraudulent and dangerous to apply data from one
species to another. There are endless examples of the differences between humans and non-human
animals”. (whitecoatwelfare) Examples: PCP is a sedative for chimps. Penicillin kills cats and
guinea pigs but has saved many human lives. Arsenic is not poisonous to rats, mice, or sheep, but
to humans it is. “ Animal experiments confuse the issues and their results will never have scientific
precision. There is absolutely no connection between vivisection and human health”.- Arie
Brecher, M.D. (Whitecoatwelfare).
The case of the huge 25-year screening program, undertaken by the prestigious U.S.
National Cancer Institute, illustrates the kind of dilemma possible: in this program, 40,000 plant
species were tested for anti-tumor activity. Several of the plants proved effective and safe enough
in the chosen animal model to justify clinical trials in humans. In the end, none of these drugs was