Should Animals Be Used For Animal Testing Essay

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Should animals be used for scientific or commercial testing? Animals should not be used for scientific and commercial testing because animal testing is cruel and inhumane, animals don't make good test subjects, and testing on animals is more expensive. ADD MORE. Animal testing is cruel and inhumane. During the process, some animals are forcefully fed, and some aren’t even fed at all. Some don’t even get water. If testing on monkeys, mice, and bunnies is ok then is it ok to test on household pets like dogs and cats. “Some people say without hesitation that they love nonhuman animals (animals) and then intentionally harm them in education, research, entertainment, for food and clothing, and for sport” (Should Animals Used for Commercial and…show more content…
John VandeBerg. Dr. John VandeBerg is a professor at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He studies various things one of which are medicine and the effect it has on humans. Dr. John VandeBerg believes that animal testing is a necessity. Some other scientists also believe that, but regret it. “Some people argue -- or simply claim -- we need to harm other animals to learn about them even if we cause suffering and then kill them in the name of science. While most researchers who support animal testing seem to feel this is a regrettable but necessary practice” (Bekoff). If testing animals is a necessity then why has every medical breakthrough in the last one hundred years resulted from research? “Studies published in prestigious medical journals have shown time and again that animal experimentation wastes lives—both animal and human—and precious resources by trying to infect animals with diseases that they would never normally contract. Fortunately, a wealth of cutting-edge non-animal research methodologies promises a brighter future for both animal and human health” (Animal Testing Is Bad Science). This explains why we don’t need animals for testing. If we keep using animals for testing they might end up extinct. Not to mention that animals don’t make good test

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