Medical Arguments

Medical Arguments - Jeremy Hansen Assignment 6 Animal...

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Jeremy Hansen Assignment 6 Animal Medical Testing and Us Do animals have the same rights as humans? Should we as humans feel remorse for killing, eating, and testing on them? Now I am not going to argue that animals should or should not have the same right to life as humans. I am here to argue that the benefits of medical animal testing presently far outweigh the protection of said animals. Now I am going to try and do this as objectively as I can, but when all is said and done it will mostly be subjective. It will be up to you whether human’s needs, and furthering our health system, outweigh that of an animal’s life. I believe that medical animal testing is a necessity to mankind right now. Testing on animals is the best way to find cures for diseases like AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s (Sample).Some feel that medical testing on animals is immoral and unethical, and that scientist should be testing on humans (Kite & Blake). For a person to say that, they should lose all credibility and standing in this argument. Humans are the only intrinsic life forms that we know of, and to test for cure of these diseases, a person needs to be infected with the disease, which in turn are now going to threaten a human life rather then animal’s life. Now there are ways of studying diseases instead of surgery or animal testing. The newest one is called an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) which is used to render images of the inside of an object. It is primarily used in
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medical imaging to demonstrate pathological or other physiological alterations of living tissues (Kite & Blake). There are groups out there like S.A.A.C (students against animal cruelty) and P.E.T.A (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) that give horror stories of testing facilities, and provide information on why medical animal testing is
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