30 October 2007
In today’s world, so many new products, costmetics, and medicines are coming out every day. Many believe that these new items coming out should be tested among animals. Why not? Animal testing in today’s society has increased signifigantly. Many people are against the testing of animals all together, some are against it unless it helps the human race in medical ways, and some are all for it. The articles “Why Animal Experimentation Matters” by Ellen Frankel Paul, “Moral Community and Animal Research in Medicine” by R.G. Frey, and “Chinese University Students’ Attitudes Toward the Ethical Treatment and Welfare of Animals” by Gareth Davey all talk about the pros and cons of animal testing and how it affects today’s world. These articles mainly focus in on how it has afftected animals, the good things that have been achieved from the continuous testing, and the many activist groups that are beoming more noticiable around the world.
The new products coming out must be tested on someone or something before it can be released out into the world. Despite many claims that the animal rights activists might have to say, there is no “sufficient substitute for animals” (Paul 8) Nobel Prizes have been awarded to the experimentation of animals and states how critical the testing of animals is to “biological fun ctions, pathogents, genetic diseases, and their treatment (Paul 8). Many different types of animals have been used in the testing of animals. Such animals include: mice, guinea pigs, dogs, cats, cows, and many others. Animals in today’s world are seen as our “furry children, spoiled and doted upon as our beloved pets” (Paul 8). Not only has animal experimentation helped the human race, but it has helped improve the lives of animals. Studies among dogs led to treatments for ills that canines suffer, including medicine for diabietes, pacemakers, hip and joint replacements, chemotherapy...