What should you protect, animals or human lives? It is factual to protect both parties but what matters is how the civic understands the issue. Conferring to me, I consider animal testing vital although in some cases it sounds as an abuse to animals due to many discoveries from trying these drugs on them. If you deny this, do you imagine our lives without antibiotics, insulin, vaccines, organ transplantation, HIV treatments, heart- bypass surgery and many others?
On the point of view, the use of animals is a controversial issue and many people sight it inversely, that is, the treatment of the animals and the reasoning behind testing on these animals if it’s for a greater cause or not. There are those who wonder if animals are treated realistically and whether they are cared for appropriately. However, some think it is the best way to learn the effects of substances in living body and possible ways of saving millions of lives. With one animal’s response to either a drug or new procedure of surgery, it allows scientists to observe effects on living tissues under controlled circumstances since animals are a match to humans and for that reason more deaths are eluded.
Another essential aspect of animal testing is to ensure the safety of drugs and other substances human beings are exposed to. Researchers are also allowed to scale the safety of drugs before trying them in humans hence saving and improving the quality of human life.
On the other hand, animal testing has its drawbacks since immeasurable animals lose their lives after the experiment and others are fatally injured. Consequently, many of these animals receives tests for substances that will never be approved or consumed hence the animals experimented die in vain incase no benefit occurs to humans.
Also, animal rights activists debate that testing on animals is torture and pointless for the reason that animals are worthy of respect and have
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