Animal Research

For the past 20 years, there has a been an on going heated
debate on whether experiments on animals for the benefit of medical and scientific research is ethical.
Whether it is or isn't, most people believe that some form of cost-benefit test should be performed
to determine if the action is right. The costs include: animal pain, distress and death where the
benefits include the collection of new knowledge or the development of new medical therapies for
humans. Looking into these different aspects of the experimentation, there is a large gap for argument
between the different scientists' views. In the next few paragraphs, both sides of the argument will be
expressed by the supporters. A ...

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by failing to predict any toxic effect on drugs. The majority
of animals in laboratories are used for genetic manipulation, surgical intervention or injection of
foreign substances. Researchers produce solutions from these animal "models" and are adapting
them to human conditions. Unfortunately, these animal "models" can't always be connected with the
human body thus creating problems. Many times, researchers induce strokes on animals in order to
test certain methods for curing. The downfall of this procedure is that a healthy animal that
experiences a sudden stroke does not undergo the slowly progressive arterial damage that usually
plays a crucial role in human strokes. In another illustration of the inaccuracy of animal research,
scientists in the 1960s deduced from many animal experiments that inhaled tobacco smoke did not
cause lung cancer. For many years afterward, the tobacco industry was able to use these studies to
delay government warnings and to discourage ...

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