proposal Essay - Ramirez 1 Lisully Ramirez ENG 102 Professor Miller October 2017 Animal Testing One of the biggest conflicts through the years is or has

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Ramirez 1 Lisully Ramirez ENG 102 Professor Miller October 2017 Animal Testing One of the biggest conflicts through the years, is or has been whether or not Animal Testing is necessary for scientific advancement or just a fun pass time. Many different species are used around the world, but the most common include mice, fish, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, farm animals, birds, cats, dogs, mini-pigs, and nonhuman primates (monkeys, and in some countries, chimpanzees). Experimenting on animals has been controversial since ancient times and many of the world's philosophers have offered opinions on the matter. There has been many speculations on whether or not testing on animals is the best way to try product or see the effect of product. There has been many scientific advancements in regards to testing itself. So why is it that scientists continue to use animals to experiment on? Animal testing is unnecessary because of all the scientific advancements we have made throughout the years and the different anatomy that we have compared to animals. Some animals react differently because of their species. There are many studies that show there are upcoming ways to test chemicals or see different reactions within the anatomy of a human without having to use animals. The term "animal testing" refers to procedures performed on living animals for purposes of research into basic biology and diseases, seeing the effectiveness of new medicinal products, and testing the human health or environmental safety of consumer and industry products like cosmetics, household cleaners, food additives, pharmaceuticals and industrial/agro-chemicals. All procedures, even those seen as “mild,” have the potential to cause the animals physical as well as psychological distress and suffering. We have used animals throughout the years for our
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Ramirez 2 own benefit. Often the procedures can cause a great deal of suffering. Most animals are killed at the end of an experiment, but some may be reused in experiments. “Every year, tens of millions of animals in the U.S. are used as models in biological and medical research to study human disease, injury, development, psychology, and anatomy and physiology. Animals often suffer greatly in these studies, as they are inflicted with diseases, traumas, and pain they would not normally experience in order to mimic human conditions. Animals in labs are kept in sterile, stressful environments that cause them to develop abnormal physiological and behavioral responses. Besides the obvious welfare implications, this also casts doubt on the validity of any results obtained using such animals”(American Anti- Vivisection Society). With that being said, there is no real guarantee animal testing is the best way to see the effectiveness of consumer products of all types.
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