Animal Experimentation: Life Saving or Animal Slaving? Research Paper

Animal Experimentation: Life Saving or Animal Slaving?
A research paper on the pros and cons of modern animal experimentation.
# 154192 | 2,114 words | 14 sources | 2015 | NL
Published on May 26, 2015 in Biology (Genetics) , English (Analysis) , English (Persuasive Writing)

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"You are lying on a table, with your arms and legs strapped, and two clamps between the eyes to ensure the fact that they are opened. Right next to you stands a researcher, holding a bottle with a mysterious large "X" on the label. The researcher slowly drips some of the liquid in your eyes, and everything burns. You try to scream, but your mouth is forcibly taped. Your destiny is to feel discomfort as long as the researcher wants you to. Can you imagine this? Animal testing is a controversial topic, with both reasonable advantages and disadvantages. However, animal testing can only be justified for lifesaving purposes.
"The scenario portrayed above is frequently used as an opposing argument for animal testing, often called animal experimentation. Animal testing is simply defined as experiments performed on animals (United States Department of Agriculture, December 2014). Often it is used to test the safety and efficacy of medicines and other products, sometimes for fundamental scientific research. Animal experimentation stems from a long time ago, but was first registered in 1616, at the College of Physicians, by William Harvey. He published his theories approximately twelve years later, with the book entitled "An Anatomical Study of the Motion of the Heart and of the Blood in Animals", where he accurately described how the blood circulation works (BBC, 2014). He found his knowledge by experimenting on animals. Harvey is seen as the first major experimenter on animals."

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