To persuade my audience to support animal experimentation. Introduction: Is using animals in medical research necessary? Some people would say yes, others would say no; but who’s right? No matter what one thinks or believes, this question still remains yet to be answered. Feeling sorry for the animals is definitely where it starts for people who don’t agree with animal experimenting, but that’s not where it ends.
Animal testing is not required by the law, but it is done by the companies to protect itself from consumer lawsuits. One of the most well known tragedies of animal experimentation is the Thalidomide Tragedy. Thalidomide was tested on thousands of animals and was considered to be safe to use to sedate. The children of mothers, who used this drug while pregnant, were born with deformities. (Bantwal) It is common for certain drugs to have no effect on animals, but it can be harmful to humans.
As the statistics indicate animal testing is dangerous and harmful, but medical research must continue. Supporters of animal testing argue that if animal testing never existed or was eliminated, that many of the medications and medical procedures used today would not be available and the development of future medicine and treatments would be extremely limited. These supporters argue that humans have benefited from the developments that stem from animal testing for many years. Also, Researchers and Scientist claim that testing is justified because it assists in discovering ways to help people and animals for the future. Surgery on animals has assisted in developing organ transplant and open-heart surgery techniques.
Animal testing Animal testing is a very controversial topic that is widely debated. Like any topic there are positives and negatives to animal testing. Reasons against animal testing that stand out to me are that animals could be tortured and will suffer, animals can die in the process of testing, and animals don’t have a voice to stand up for themselves. Reasons for animal testing include medical advancement, product safety, and scientific knowledge. With these facts in mind I think the positives outweigh the negatives and humans should use animal testing to conduct research.
Both types of cruelty should be taken seriously, but psychiatrists have found that harming animals is a precursor to committing more acts of violence. These acts of violence could potentially be against humans. FBI Supervisory Special Agent Allen Brantley was quoted as saying, "Animal cruelty is not a harmless venting of emotion in a healthy individual; This is a warning sign." Take the Columbine school
Just because one may clone an animal doesn’t make any difference as one was to clone a human being. You may think that cloning animals will save today’s world from hunger, well guess what? You’re wrong. Cloning an animal may even kill a person’s life by the effect of the genetic makeup used. Even with human cloning for
For example, sophisticated tests using human cells and tissues, also known as in vitro methods, advanced computer-modelling techniques, often referred to as in silico models, and studies with human volunteers. This is partly due to the existence of some drawbacks associated with animal testing as well as the pressure given by the animal rights organizations such as PETA. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (2011) states that, “The world does not need another eyeliner, hand soap, food ingredient, drug for erectile dysfunction, or pesticide so badly that it should come at the expense of animals’ lives.” The use of animals in experiments is not only unethical but also often ineffective. Animals do not get many of the human diseases as people do, such as major types of heart disease, many types of cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or schizophrenia. Instead, symptoms of these diseases are artificially and immorally induced in experimental animals, attempting to mimic the human diseases.
Ethics of Human Experimentation One major issue of Human experimentation that has been around as long as science has been recorded is weather or not the experimentation at hand is ethical. Biomedical experimentation on humans has its own code of ethics in which testing medicines and chemicals on humans are proven to be unethical, while social scientific experiments have its own. Even though the experiments at hand do not always physically harm the subject, it is not always ethical. Exploitation of a subject has been commonly proven to be unethical. In some experiments, the subject would be researched without knowing his or her behavior is being recorded.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging * ABRSTRACT * The following paper takes a look at the history of imaging and how it has gotten to where it is today. The paper also talks about the many applications MRI’s have served in the world, more specifically in the medical industry. It also follows how imaging will improve as technology advances through the years. The paper states the many positives that have come about from this discovery in the 1960’s. It also compares the MRI to the other types of imaging processes that are used in medical applications as well.
It is up to us to speak for these creatures who lack a voice, for who will if we don’t? One of the first steps in protecting animal and creating effective cruelty laws is understanding what they actually are. There are two categories: passive cruelty and active cruelty. Passive cruelty involves acts exclusion. It might seem less serious, but that is not the case; it can lead to terrible pain and suffering, and sometimes death.