Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?
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Scientists of course, know a decent amount of information, but there's more to be uncovered. Animals and humans, aren't completely different. After all, we have very similar organ systems; a heart, lungs, a brain, etc. Animal testing, can also help understand pathogens. Diseases mutate, and new ones are created. Animals, and humans, also share similar diseases. An animal can die of cancer, like a human can. If scientific research is done an an animal with cancer, we can understand it, almost the same way with a human.
Animals can adapt to a new environment (Like a human), if they can adapt like a human, we can gain more scientific knowledge. Animal research is very important to humans. I'm not saying humans are far more important than animals, but this systems works both ways. Besides, if one animal is gone from our world, it can leave a major impact on our ecosystem.
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Medical Benefits to Humans
There are many benefits that animals can bring to humans, while being tested. Animal research has helped us out with inhaler development. Animals have played an important role in our medical society. Without inhalers, many people worldwide would be dead from asthma. Another example, smallpox. Smallpox is no longer an issue, because of animal research. Like I said previously, animals and humans, are alike in a few ways. Medicine from animal research has made an immense impact on our world, without researching them, things would be different. Research on monkey's and rats, have given us a given us the first kind of medicine to help people with...Alzheimer's disease. There are many more diseases that are on the way of being gone, because of animal research. However, I will not get too deep into that.
The UK has some of the highest standards for animal welfare. (I do not live in the UK, my source for this is http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk...)
In the UK research must be approved by the Home office.
And; Animal research can only be done, if there is no non-animal alternative.
You have no sources to prove that whole argument. There's a chance that you made up those numbers, I'm not accusing you, but you have no sources to back up the argument. I, nor the voters, would be able to tell if that's 100% true. Animal research; a few animals sacrifice their life, to save many more.
It is not against the law, to do animal research, in the U.S. Animal research is beneficial to everyone, including animals. It is not against the law, you can't really change that. The reason that animals have been tested, is because it helps save lives. Here is a link to show animal research benefits. http://www.opposingviews.com...
Animal research, has extended the lives of new animal generations. Because of what the research does, we have actually brought many great benefits to the animals we have tested on. One animal, can save generations of it's species, because of a few tests. This is almost like a forest fire, a whole forest can be lost, but later, the forest comes back to life, a lot healthier than before. Animal research has helped develop cures for diseases, that can save the lives of many other generations. This has also benefited to humans too. Whether you like it or not, animals have brought great things to their future generations, and ours.
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: ff, con used no sources and failed to refute the fact that animal testing brings out lots of benefits
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