For many years, medical
has used animals to test treatments, cures and vaccines. It has been argued by many people that
animal experimentation should be banned.
animal testing has some drawbacks, I am of the opinion that medical
on animals must continue.
, testing medicines on animals needs to continue for several reasons. Clearly,
has proven effective in treating HIV, AIDS, Malaria and countless other life-threatening diseases. These diseases target the poorest of humanity and
is justified from an ethical standpoint. Most importantly, there are no reasonable alternatives to
. The only other options are to stop making progress in the fight to cure disease or
testing on humans.
There are a number of concerns associated with the practice of testing medicines on animals.
of all, ethical arguments could be raised around the rights of animals. Some would argue that animals, particularly primates, should have the same rights as humans seeing that they share our DNA and have intelligence.
, the way animals are treated even in the best facilities is cruel.
, animals are kept in cages, injected with deadly viruses and often
In conclusion, while medical
on animals infringes on the rights of primates
, and is no doubt cruel, it
has a history of helping the people most affected by disease and illness.
, the alternatives to
practice are unthinkable.
, I believe that testing medicines on animals is necessary.