Using Animals in Research
Do you know how many animals are used in the test every year? Thousands of animals are used in the testing of medicine every year. Different people have their own thought about whether or not to use animals in research. Some people hold views that it is cruel, while others argue that it is beneficial to the development of disease research. Ever since that people realized animals had feelings and could feel pain, people have started debating over the issue of animal testing, and it soon became a highly controversial topic. There are three reasons why animals should be used in research.
The first and most reason is using animal in testing can keep species diversity. The world today is missing many animals. Many are endangered or extinct. By using animal testing, scientists can learn more about the animals, their habitats, and how to cure animal diseases. Animal testing has already helped find a cure for the infamous and deadly virus of rabies. Pest control that is harmful to insects but harmless to other animals has also been discovered that can stop pollution and the destruction of animals. Scientists can also test reproduction methods on animals to find better and more effective ways for animals to breed, so the endangered species can revive once more.
The second reason why animal testing is essential is that scientists can do experiments on animals to test the effect of new medicine. Most people think that a human and an animal body are two totally different things. However, as surprised as this may seem, human beings and many animals have similar organ systems and body processes. That is why animals that are tested on are most often tested on for drugs, diseases, or illnesses. When drugs are tested on animals, scientists can then determine if the drug is too strong, too weak or is too dangerous. This experimentation of drugs on animals could also help scientists develop new drugs and medicines or improve old ones.