Is animal testing a good way for experiment? Why? According to Peta homepage, around 100 million animals are used for experiments and 90% of the experiments are successful. Actually, there are three main advantages that make animals are suitable for the experiment.
First, animal testing helps to ensure safety of drug. According to The public overwhelmingly supports biomedical research in the United Kingdom (UK) with recent surveys citing more than three quarters of the general public in support of this type of testing. Since animals that are used in testing are considered similar reaction to human, this allows researchers to explore the safety of drugs before it is being used toward human. For example, if the products first ...view middle of the document...
Cancer is one of the treatments which have been developed by animal testing. Sometimes animals also require curing their illness by using the same medicine as used in humans and just cutting down little amount of the medicine. That’s why animal testing is such a mutual method that assists in the disease research.
Last but not least, animal testing is used for the educational purpose. Most of present day's drug discoveries were possible because of the use of animals in research and education. Animals are used for the demonstration of biological processes in the classroom. Students can use animal to study about living organisms, so they can expend their knowledge wisely. Moreover, medical students can do the experimentation to see how the drug effects on animals. The educational objectives in each situation will differ, and it will be necessary for the desired learning outcomes.
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. It is nice to think of animals as our equals, but it is really not the case. However, animal testing serves as an initial screen for medical and chemical products before they can proceed to be tested on humans. Companies are normally not even allowed to go forward with human testing until they have shown pre-clinical data indicating the safe usage of the drugs. If this testing procedure could not be done before the products enter the market, people would not spend their money to risk consuming them.
In conclusion, animals testing must be done because of three main reasons such as educational purpose, mutual help to both animals and humans in disease research and ensuring safety of drug. In my opinion, animals testing are cruel, but it’s the best way for all kinds of experiments.