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Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned

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Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned

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Amy Smith
Professor Erickson
WR 122
10/31/2012

Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned

From when you are a baby to when you are an adult animal testing is used in your everyday products. From the Pampers you put on as a baby and the Johnson and Johnson you are washed with. To when you are older, the Febreeze, Sunsilk, and Gillette you use (Companies That do Test on Animals). Animal testing surrounds you in every act of life. “The guess is around 100 million animals are used worldwide in animal testing” (Animal Rights). Animal testing is rooted from natural curiosity. How the insides of a living organism operate and look is an interesting idea. Because of the fact that dissection of humans was i8llegal by the Roman church, animals were the second best options for knowledge of living organisms (Animal Testing). The first experiments involving live animals were conducted in the third century BC (Animal Testing). Since then a large number of tests on animals have been conducted worldwide. The primary goal of researchers carrying out experiments on animals has always been to understand diseases and their treatment. In many countries throughout the world testing drugs on animals is illegal. In fact, medications and other substances like household chemicals will not reach the market unless they are tested and proved to be safe for consumers (ILAR). With there not being any alternatives, it being essential to medical research and animals are safe from harm; animal testing should never be banned. There have been remarkable achievements in cell biology during the past decade; however, these advancements are not enough to replace animals in scientific research. It is an open question whether data obtained from tests involving alternative techniques such as computer simulation can be valid. While it is true that such methods as computer models or growing cells or tissue from human cells can help, total rejection of animal experimentation is currently next to...