Yes, animals should be used for research.Over the years research on animals has produced cures for many diseases. When you experiment on animals instead of humans you do not have to worry about public backlash or lawsuits that may arise if something goes wrong. I believe human lives are more valuable than animals.
Scientific research (including medical research) relies on years of experimentation and studying behaviors, very little of which would be possible if scientists were not allowed to use animals as test subjects. As long as the studies are done with care and the animals are treated humanely, I don't see anything wrong with it.
There are many products that need to be tested before being used on humans. Animals are a very good test bed for new and questionable products. The process can be sometimes cruel, but it is a necessary evil to continue to use animals for testing and research in this world.
Animal research saves human lives, and this is something that people need to take into account with their beliefs. People are more important than animals and, while its no excuse to torture or hurt animals, doing things in a humane way would actually end up helping millions or billions world wide.
An estimated 26 million animals are used every year in the United States for scientific and commercial testing. Animals are used to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, check the safety of products destined for human use, and other biomedical, commercial, and health care uses. Research on living animals has been practiced since at least 500 BC.
Proponents of animal testing say that it has enabled the development of many life-saving treatments for both humans and animals, that there is no alternative method for researching a complete living organism, and that strict regulations prevent the mistreatment of animals in laboratories.
Opponents of animal testing say that it is cruel and inhumane to experiment on animals, that alternative methods available to researchers can replace animal testing, and that animals are so different from human beings that research on animals often yields irrelevant results.
Should animals be used for research? This is the question being asked. My opinion on this is animals shouldn't be used for research. There are many reasons why. One reason is its making them suffer from pain , fear and loneliness. Another reason is animals are kind of alike to us humans so they too should be treated with respect.
With the amount of rapists, murders, and pedophiles sitting in prisons, they are the ones that should be used for research. Animals have never done anything to deserve the torture and punishment that humans have inflicted on them. In WW2 the United States tried to build a smart bomb to hit ships and puts cats in the bombs. So many animals have died at the hands of "research". It's time for people to take their place.