While some think animal testing is cruel and unjust, studies show that most all animals feel little or no pain throughout the whole process of testing. Animal testing is the use of animals for testing medical products before they are used on humans. Most animals used for testing are small rodents. In fact, ninety percent of the animals are rats, mice, birds, fish, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Animals such as dogs, cats, pigs, sheep, primates etc. make up the last ten percent. These animals are most of the time bred for the use of animal testing. All medical advancements regarding vaccines, treatments, and medications have depended on animal testing for the past century. The reason why studying animals rather than doing the research on a computer is because we share many biological similarities with animals, and a computer cannot express the side effects of a drug nor can it react the same in a non living thing. Animal testing is essential for developments in the medical field; therefore I feel that there should be very few restrictions on the act of animal testing.
Most people think that the use of animals in medical research facilities is inhumane by all standards, and no animal should be harmed in the use as test subjects. An animal rights activists group quoted, “[Animal Testing] is the ultimate evil and the most intense form of systematic cruelty in the history of humanity.” (Animal Experiments) Animal testing is far from “the ultimate evil” or “systematic cruelty.” Many rules and regulations have been set on animal testing. One might think that animals are malnourished and locked up in tiny cages, but it’s not true. The regulations make sure that nothing of the sort happens to the animals. The laws state that veterinary care must
be provided for every animal at all times. Also, the living conditions for the testing facilities must be less stressful for the animal than if they were living in the wild. Along with these rules,...