Using Animals in Medical Reserch

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Using animals in medical research

Man is permanently surrounded by life, both vegetal and animal. Human living together with animal is inevitable and at the same time necessary, both to man and animal. There is a reciprocally relationship between man and animal. Animal testing is not a new thing. For many centuries scientists and testers in research have used animals of all kinds. Most of the animals are small ones like rats, mice and hamsters, but also some dogs, cats and monkeys have been used. The animal rights problem is an emotional one. Researchers claim that they depend on animal test data to achieve medical advances, but there should be other means of research because testing on animals is inhumane, cruel and often unnecessary. On one hand animals play an important and positive role in nature and in man’s life, but on the other hand medical experiments are necessary and essential in maintaining and improving the health of human beings. Some people agree with the medical research, but some don’t. Human being is more important than anything and in order to protect it, it is necessary to resort to drastic methods which impose animal sacrifice. Arguments for animal experimentation may question the morality, necessity and validity of these studies. The moral issue on animal experimentations concerns the need to protect human life and improve the quality of life. It would be immoral to do medical tests on humans, and so animals serve as stand-ins for many kinds of testing and research. Research on animals is extremely necessary for a variety of reasons: to develop vaccines and treatments and cures for diseases, to ensure that new products are safe to use. Arguments against animal testing can be found too. Animals are living creatures just like man and they do not deserve to be used in medical research. For medical research can be used non-animal alternatives or computer simulations or test on human volunteers. Many animals suffer and die...
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