Should Animal Experimentation RED Banned?
Animals have been used for experimentation for a long time. For centuries, scientists and other researchers have used, abused, and killed millions of animals in an attempt to benefit the human race. The manner in which animals are used in research is brutal, shocking, and thousands of animals die each year because of it. The subject of animal experimentation is highly emotional and controversial. Many scientists contend that every major medical advance has relied to some extent on animal experiments. Animal welfare groups tend to balance human and animal interests and argue for humane care and treatment. Animal rights advocates contend that animals have the right not to be experimented on or used by humans for their own purposes.
Throughout the 2,000-year plus history of the use of animals in research, technological advances such as vaccines for infectious diseases like pertussis, rebella, measles, and poliomyelitis have been developed as a result. In addition, several surgical techniques, such as coronary artery bypass grafts, were first developed through animal experimentation. Humans are not the only species that has benefited from animal research. Various vaccines have been invented to protect various animals – cats, dogs, horses, and hogs just to name a few,- from diseases ranging from distemper to encephalitis, all as a result of animal research.
Many people do not approve of the abuse and torture of the animals by scientists and other organizations. people do not want the victims of torture (animals) to suffer the side effects of medical testing or die. Tests that cause animals to suffer from visual problems, abnormal sexual behavior, hearing loses, or and deformities, as a result of testing are viewed as inhumane and cruel. Testing should be allowed to be done on a small percentage of animals and the human beings who want to volunteer should be allowed to take their places. To prevent excessive destruction of animals, use of animals for testing should be restricted and controlled.