Animal Testing: Cruelty versus Benefit Essay

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Let me begin with the simple but true statement: we all are animals. For some people this might sound ridiculous, but in reality it is the sooth, whether we want it or not. What is the difference between us and other creatures? Is it our ability to think abstractly or talk or walk with the straight back? What is it that gives us the right to torture poor and innocent animals just for the sake of our own benefits? The answer is simple: it’s our eternal need to be beautiful and healthy. We are selfish monsters who kill our best friends animals. Yes, for the last few decades there has been a serious debate over the use of animals in the medical field and the product testing, but it must not be called a debate, as only one side of it is true …show more content…
In the military experiments, they are being poisoned with toxic gases and shot with bullets. This list violence and cruelty can go on and on, but isn’t it enough to convince us that animal experimenting must be put to an end once and for all? The science correspondent of “The Guardian” Randerson (2008) has found out that about 115 million animals were used in scientific research globally in 2005, according an estimate based on official national figures from the number of scientific papers that were published involving animals. Moving on to the next scenario. Crowds of “blind” people sincerely believe that animal testing benefits the medical industry and that is another deception, which can be proved. The medications obtained from animal experimenting do not reduce the death rate, moreover they are actually dangerous for humans. The modern medicine counts hundreds of drugs which were tested on animals over and over again and successfully launched into mass production, which as a result happened to be harmful for people. So another myth has been dispelled. The next popular myth about animal testing is cosmetic products, which must be very palpitating for women in particular.

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