In all countries worldwide, many animals are used in research activities by scientists. They are used for testing to develop various types of medicine and identify if they are safe for human consumption. Research activities occur in different institutions, such as commercial entities, medical schools, and universities.
During the process, these animals are put in cages where they experience a lot of pain (Cage, 2022). Although they are alone and in pain in these cages, most medicines work on them and fail humans. Hence, this paper explains the reasons why animal testing should be banned. The reasons are stated per their advantages and disadvantages.
- Animal testing should be banned because its rules are violated. They deserve to be treated with dignity, just like human beings.
- It should be made illegal because some drugs may be effective on them and fail on human beings, endangering the lives of people worldwide.
- The results from animal testing are unreliable and cause long-term effects on people’s lives.
- It should be prohibited because it is unethical to perform experiments for other purposes, not for human consumption.
- Animal testing should be banned mostly because the experiments cause unimaginable pain and trauma, causing a lot of suffering.
- Animal testing should not be banned since it contributes to life-saving treatments and cures.
- Animal testing makes sure that vaccines are safe for human consumption.
- Animals have many similarities to humans, making it safer to be tested for human consumption.
- The experiments should remain on animals since there is no other alternative that can be used for experiments.
- Some creatures, such as mice, have a shorter life cycle, making them better research subjects.
In conclusion, animal testing should be banned since it violates their rights and causes suffering and pain; some practices are unethical, some drugs are ineffective, and some tests are unreliable.
Cage, E. C. (2022). The science of proof: Forensic medicine in modern France. Cambridge University Press.