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This paper discusses the longstanding debate regarding animal research and provides a brief overview of the history of animal research as well as the controversy surrounding it. The writer argues that animals should continue to be used in biomedical research because the scientific knowledge gained far outweighs any ethical and moral considerations. Animal research is responsible for almost all of the advances in medicine from vaccines to genetic research, and has proven as beneficial to animal health as it has to human health. Many advanced life-saving techniques have been discovered not only for our pets and farm livestock, but for other wildlife and endangered species. The paper concludes that the survival of the human race and the ecosystem of the earth depends on continuing this scientific research.
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