Samuel Castrejon Period 4 May 19, 2011 Controversial Topic Issue Question-Should animal experimenting in the medical field be completely abolished? Position Statement- Since animal based experimentation has presented new and profound medical discoveries like improved vaccines and along with strong animal law rights, all animal experimenting in the medical field should not be completely abolished. Pros Cons • Animal-based research has contributed to significant improvement in the length and quality of our lives. • Improved Surgical Techniques – Advanced neurosurgical procedures, first developed in animals, are able to help some patients to become seizure-free or decrease the number and severity of their seizures • During every step of the research process, animal pain and distress is assessed and monitored to provide the highest level of animal care while protecting the validity of research data.
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