I Am the Enemy
In this article the author is stating that he never considered his self to be the enemy. The
author Mr. Karpati became a pediatrician because of his love for kids, and their health. The
reason why some people are labeling him as the enemy is because he believes in animal research.
While using animal research a lot of kids’ lives have been saved. There have also been advances
in the medical science such as infant respirators, and potent antibiotics. The author insists that
the public have been blinded by protestors that call this issue animal fraud. But he makes a point
that by losing one animal you could possibly save a child’s life. Some animal right activists
recommend that computer models be used instead of animals. However when the principles are
in question as is the complex biological systems under study, computer modeling alone has little
value. Mr. Karpati also states that if the people actually do away with using animals for testing it
could affect medical research for years to come. It will prevent surgical techniques from being
discovered or fundamental biological processes that’s misunderstood will remain that way. Mr.
Karpati mentions all of the advantages that people have obtained in the medical field from using
animal studies that are very useful today. And without these advances a lot of lives would be
lost. So he’s trying to persuade others to look at animal testing as a life saver and not label him
as the enemy.