When discussing animal testing, everyone has many different opinions. In my opinion, it should be okay to test on animals. Animals have been tested on for many years and should continue to be tested on. Throughout the years that animals have been tested on, it has helped the medical part of science grow. It is a much easier process when testing on animals rather than humans. When dealing with humans being tested on, lawsuits can come into the picture and cause drama between two people, or the people involved.
In the article, “Using Animals for Medical Testing Is Both Unethical and Unnecessary” published in 2012, the author Tamara Thompson argues that animals should not be used for medical testing because of the harm and pain it puts the animal through. She states facts in her argument to prove that animal testing is cruel and incompetent. The purpose of writing this article is to inform the audience that animal testing for medical reasons is very malicious. Tamara’s audience in this article seems to be the people performing the act of testing on animals.
Just because humans are using animals to test on, does not mean the animal will be okay or survive. Tamara Thompson writes, “Millions of animals suffer and die needlessly every year in the United States as they become subjects for medical testing and other horrible experiments”, in the article “Using Animals for Medical testing is Unethical and Unnecessary”. No animal is guaranteed to live after being tested on. It is horrible to think about being put to death just to figure out if something worked or not.
It seems to me that a lot of the test done on the unfortunate animals is a waste of time, money and pain. In the article, it reads “Diseases that are artificially induced in animals in a laboratory are never identical to those that occur naturally in human beings.” All the effort put into making a formula to get a disease will never be like the actual one. This is just proof that it doesn’t always work. There is no point in putting an animal in pain if it is not known to