An Affirmative Argument Against Animal Testing

According to PETA, supporters of Animal Rights believe in animals inherit worth. Many battle whether or not animals deserve rights by using philosophy, yet this is a social movement. It is not questioning whether they have the same capabilities as humans, but whether or not they are able to suffer.

The Animal Humane Society has publicly acknowledged that some research may need animals, but the main thing that we are fighting is cruelty, that being avoiding any harm that is being inflicted on animals.  It is important to remember that many animal rights advocate

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s to not oppose utilizing animals for positive things for the community, like drugs safety, yet believe that there should not be any pain imposed on the animals within the process. Although this would be the idea situation, it is not the case in our society. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated that over 97,000 animals in 2010 suffered pain throughout testing and were not given any anesthesia to alleviate the agony.


When it comes to education, it is a positive alternative to use animals for something like computer modeling, but AHS does not support the dissection of any animals in schools because killing the animal takes away the ethical aspect of it. This example reflects the philosophy that the AHS supports and strives to protest for.

The Animal Welfare Act, which is supposed to protect animals, does not cover 95% of the mused in experiments. The AWA does not cover rats, mice, fish or birds. These are the animals that are especially defenseless and susceptible to the inhumane treatment of animal testing. Scientifically, it does not make sense to use animals as subject. Animals are anatomically, metabolically, and cellularly extremely different from humans, making them very poor subjects to test on in regards to achieving a certain type of result that will correspond for humans.

From these points, it is clear to see that animal testing is wrong, an unfit way to rely on safety information for humans, and an overall inhumane way of treating creatures that must be put to an end immediately.




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