Pathways World School
Topic: Animal Experimentation
More than 100 million animals are poisoned, burned, crippled and abused in other ways in U.S labs each year. None of the experiments which are performed are illegal, no matter how cruel it is. Even when alternatives besides animals are available, the law doesn’t require that they should be used. 92 percent of animals of experimental drugs that are safe and effective in animals fail in human trials because they don’t work or are too dangerous. Most of the animals used in animal research include dogs, cats, sheep, hamsters, guinea pigs, and primates. 1.5 million animals were used according to research in 2002. 1.4 million mammals besides rats and mice were used in research, since mice and rats make up 90 percent of animals in lab, we can guess about 14 million mice were used in the research of 2002. 1.4 million Animals counted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) were not involved in experiments which involved pain. Animals that were used in the research of 2002 were used in the research which was painful, distressful, or both. Most of these animals were given something which helped them take away the pain or something which helped them get over the pain quickly. More than 1 Million animals were made to feel the pain because they were not given anything to reduce the pain and suffering which they had to indorse! The main problem is that countless animals are experimented on and then killed after their use, because the results are too dangerous for use… There are also very good benefits from experimentation. The controlling benefit is that animal testing aids researchers in finding treatments and drugs. This assists in improving health and medicines. Many medical treatments have been successful due to animal testing. Examples are cancer and HIV drugs, insulin, antibiotics, vaccines and many more. It is unfortunate due to the fact that many animals die in...