March 10, 2011
The Medical Secrets
Many would say that great discoveries in medical science where made through testing with animals but the things that are never talked about are the things they did to the animals they tested with or how many countless animals died in the process. There are many other things that can be used to obtain answers on diseases, viruses, or other harmful organisms. The creatures that suffer in these are most likely to die or get killed after they are done getting tested on, it is something that makes people sick knowing what these innocent creatures are going through. This is why they should stop animal experimenting because it is cruel and unfair to the animals whom which get tested on for mainly little or no benefit what so ever towards the human race.
In animal testing countless animals are experimented on and then later killed after they are used. Many others are injured so bad that they are scarred for life with walking disabilities or thinking disabilities in which then they are just kept in cages for the rest of their lives living in captivity. The worst thing about this is that many animals will receive tests of substances that will never actually see approval or public consumption usage. This is one of the biggest aspects of animal testing that many see as, “useless testing” in which nothing is really benefited from the experimenting. As you can tell, so many animals die in vain in to which the testing with the animals brings forth no benefits to humans in any way. It is cruel and it needs to be put to a stop, because these things do not really give answers to unsolved problems.
As many scientists do not give up neither will their testing. Another thing that brings people against testing on animals is the cost in which to do so. Animal testing generally costs an enormous sum of money, there is better things that really need the money. Animals must be housed, fed, cared for and treated with drugs or a similar experimental substance that may cost a lot to get. A controlled environment is costly and yet it is needed for the animal so the testing can go well. The price of animals themselves must be counted as well. There are companies who breed animals specifically for testing and animals can be purchased through them but for the cost of over well more than the usual animal really costs adding a bigger deficit to the spending. Over all that, animal testing may occur more than once and over the course of months, which means the costs just keep growing and growing.
There is also another argument saying that the reaction of a drug to an animals body is somewhat different from a humans reaction to the same drug. The main point here is that many think animal testing is unreliable do to the different effects it may have on different living things. According to Dr. A. Sabin, who was the founder of the oral polio vaccine, argued that, “Giving cancer to laboratory animals has not and will not help us to understand the disease or to treat those persons suffering from it." Not much more is needed to be said if a great scientist himself said so. There is no point conducting experiments knowing there is going to be no answer to the problem, no matter how many times it is done. It is something that has to be avoided. Another argument says that the animals will not react to the drugs in the same way compared to their potential reaction in a natural environment. This happens due to that the animal would be under stress because it is not in a suitable environment were the animal can live normally. These are some of the factors that contribute to the waste of time in experimenting when so many things are wrong in the experiment and therefore it throes the research off, wastes money, and makes no contribution to the human knowledge about the problem.
Those who would say experimenting on animals is good and it must keep happening do not really take in how much a creature has to suffer for…