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Castrejon 1 Samuel Castrejon Mrs. Angus. English II Honors 3 June 2011 Controversial Topic How do you know if your vaccines and make up products are safe? For the last few decades animal based experimentation has become the foundation for improved techniques in the expanding medical field we find ourselves in today. According to the Michigan Society for Medical Research, animal experimenting has increased exponentially in the last couple of years, which accounts for the significant improvement in the length and quality of our lives (Better Health through Biology). As animal based experimentation has increased in popularity in many medical labs through out the world, a popular and highly debated topic about animal experimentation has risen between scientists who believe that the experiments are only beneficial to humans and animal rights activists who believe that the experiments are immoral and cruel. These debates between the two groups have caused a slight decrease in animal experimentation. Since animal experimentation is an underlying cause for the many profound breakthroughs in the medical field such as improved vaccines and surgical procedures, animal experimenting in the medical field should not be abolished. As previously mentioned, animal experimentation and research has greatly contributed to the substantial improvement in the quality of our lives. Animals with similar physiology, anatomy, and metabolism to humans are used in experiments performed by all surgeons in the medical field; these experiments resulted in new surgical
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Castrejon 2 techniques (Animal Research). An example of a improved surgical procedures is an advancement in neurosurgical procedures discovered by Walter Rudolf Hess who experimented on the brain of a cat in 1977 (Medical Progress and Biomedical Research). The results of Walter Rudolf were not only advanced neurosurgical techniques but they were also new procedures discovered that were able to help many older citizens decrease the number and severity of their seizures and it ultimately helped them become seizure free (Animal Research Benefits). The new and advanced neurosurgical techniques were one of the many improved surgical procedures that were the outcome of animal experimentation and from this example it is clear to see that animal experimentation is vital to the well being of humans because scientists run experiments for a long period of time in order to ensure safety on human patients and to receive the best results possible
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