“Doing Research on Animals: What Does Islam Say?”

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Doing research on animals exist long time ago. There are records were found in Egypt, dated in the 3rd Century B.C, where a scientist philosopher used animals to study body function. Since then, the use of animals in research has broadly multiply. Millions of animals are studied in research laboratories each year in order to test any new findings for human disease. Researchers have carried out experiments on monkeys, dogs, cats, chimpanzees and others, because these animals can serve as useful models of many human reactions.

The western view on animal testing is somewhat agree because it benefits both human and also animals, there is great similarities between human and animals in the genetics and it makes more new and progressive findings for human diseases. On the other way around, there are also some western who do not agree about animal testing, it is because animals also have rights, using animals for experiments which is different from human and it is immoral and should not be allowed.

The animals testing benefits both human and animals in similar ways. Tests of new surgical techniques often are first carried out on animals. Some animals are subjected to diseases so that researchers can observe the animals and investigate potential cures. In addition, animals studies resulting in many of new treatments and cures for human disease such as epilepsy, spinal cord injuries, stroke, treating anxiety and many more. At the same time, it also benefit animals; animal sexual behaviour, genetics and experimental aspects that control the timing and way of migration and animal necessity for habitat and territory. This is an effort to save endangered species from extinction.

Human and animals share few biological and genetics similarities. Many medical treatment and procedures have been developed with experiments on animals. Since they share many of the features with human, researchers use animals to test the safety and effectiveness of newly developed drugs...
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