Animal Experiments

There is two ways that people look at animal experiments, they are either against it because it is cruel to the animal or they see it as necessary to the advancement of science to help people. It doesn’t matter which way you look at it there are some pros and cons to each side of the argument. Which is what happens with any argument about anything. There isn’t a right or wrong way because they are both opinions and you have to know all the facts before you can choose a side.

People that are against these types of experiments are people that have a love for animals and that doesn’t mean that people that support these experiments hate animals, they just see it has a greater good. The statistics about the downfalls of this type of testing are that it poisons, cripples, burns, and abuses the animals they are testing on. Some time the drug safeness and effectiveness can’t be seen in these tests. They believe that all creatures should be protected under the Animal Welfare Act, amphibians, reptiles, birds, rats, and mice are exempt from this act.

They also believe that this act doesn’t protect them enough because there are loopholes that labs can hide behind. I can see how people would be unhappy with this kind of testing for products like makeup, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals but some testing is justified if it will help the greater good of humanity. This means the testing of drugs on innocent creatures. We have come so far in the research of cure diseases making vaccines and other medical breakthroughs because we tested them on animals before humans. The research that has been done has saved millions of lives and that is one good thing that has come out of these experiments. This helps scientists determine if they are safe enough for human trials.

Look at it this way, if they are developing a drug to help cure childhood cancer, you wouldn’t want to test is on a child until you know that it is safe or at least has minimal side effects. They don’t test on them to be cruel to them, the test on them to ensure the safety of the public. It doesn’t matter if you are for or against these experiments, each side of the argument have very valid points and you have to look at the big picture before you decide which is better.