Animal Testing - Wiest 1 Allison Wiest Defining an Issue...

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Wiest 1 Allison Wiest Defining an Issue Professor Bradley 10-15-07 “Animal Testing: mistreatment worth the gain?” One of the issues concerning the world today is the debate on the topic of animal testing. This issue may not seem as critical as most would think, but people coexist with the effects of animal testing every day. Animals are used in safety tests for many products ranging from everyday household items to vaccines and other medical advances. From shampoo, to cleaning chemicals, to packing material, animals are used to test these products. Opponents of animal testing cite its cruelty, but advocates remind us that only through animal testing do we achieve advances that are useful to humans. The controversy is whether the mistreatment of these animals is worth these advances that humans gain in result. Animal testing has been the reason for many important vaccines for diseases such as rabies, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and tuberculosis. But some people argue that animal testing doesn’t even work, meaning the tests don’t bring accurate results. How can that be when so many things were derived from the use and testing of animals? Animal tests can be very misleading in that an animal’s response to a drug or cosmetic product can be very different to a human’s based upon their differences in DNA, skin type, etc. Putting the animal through this pain could be useless because it may not even react the
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