Animal Experimentation Essay by Neatwriter

Animal Experimentation
A discussion of the alternatives to animal experimentation and why they should be considered.
# 62640 | 1,124 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 05, 2005 in Biology (General) , Ethics (General)

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This paper presents the argument that alternative research methods exist and have been proven to be more accurate, less expensive and less time-consuming than cruel animal experimentation. It explains however, that those who benefit financially from experimenting on animals or supplying vivisectors with cages, restraining devices, food for caged animals and tiny guillotines to destroy animals insist that most medical advances has been made through the use of animal testing. It concludes that while most drugs and procedures must now be tested on animals before hitting the market, this does not mean that animal experiments are invaluable or irreplaceable. Alternative methods are a viable option.

From the Paper:

"Vivisection, the practice of experimenting on animals, started as a result of religious prohibitions against the dissection of human corpses (WAVA, 2005). By the time these prohibitions were taken away, the practice of animal vivisection for medical, cosmetic and military purposes, had become common practice in various institutions around the world. Animals are subjected to tremendous suffering for the sake of science and technological advancement (WAVA, 2005). Estimates of animals tortured and killed in U.S. scientific laboratories range from 17 to 70 million per year."

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