Animal Research


Experimenting with animals in the scientific field is causing a problem
throughout America. Many Americans do not approve of the abuse and torture
of the animals by scientists and other organizations.
People do not want the victims of torture (animals) to suffer the side
effects of medical testing or die. Things such as visual problems, abnormal
sexual behaviors, hearing loses, or and deformities, are viewed as irreplaceable.
Testing should be allowed to be done on a small percentage of animals and the
human being tat want to take their places.
True enough there has been over 10 million dogs a year destroyed by
different groups, such as public pounds, animal shelters, and humane societies.
But if animal testing is done within particular guidelines, America’s population
will not decrease. Testing on a small percentage of animals would allow necessary
testing to be done and will prevent the destroying of too many animals.
Animals do have rights as being a living creature. That is why there are
laws that protect them. The Federal Animal Welfare Act of 1966 ensures that
research done on animals respects their well-being (King 696).
This act was amended in 1970, 1976, and 1979 by the United States Congress.
The United States Department of Agriculture has ordered periodic inspections of all
all animal-research facilities (King 696). But they did void out research on
animals completely.
People that do not agree with animal testing should volunteer themselves
for testing. How is civilization supposed to find cures for diseases, create better
medicines, or develop in alternatives to physical abnormalities. Some people
suggest testing on computers or modern technology. They are human-like as far as
internally, if they do not like the use of animals they would have to use humans
for testing. Would the disagreeing people like to volunteer to be subjects for
testing.
If one of the Animal Rights advocates were to become diagnosed with an
incurable disease, they would want research done to help find a cure for the
disease. Using animal testing could be beneficial to finding a cure for that person.
Would he then approve the cause.