Medical researchers, cosmetic companies, and others often perform experiments on animals. Many people feel that experimentation on animals is wrong and should be stopped immediately because animals do feel pain, and there are other alternatives. How do you feel? State your position and explain your reasons.




Since ancient times, animals have been used as subjects of experimentation in medicine and surgery. Medical sciences have evolved with time due to the advent of new and better medicines and doctors today can claim to cure more diseases than before. New and diversed forms of cures have been created and developed thus enhancing the field of medicine.

However, this should be kept in mind that these developments have only been made possible because the medicines were marked as ‘safe to use’. The only way to differentiate between a harmful and a beneficial drug was to test it. Now these tests could either be performed on humans or on animals. Now fortunately human life has always been valued more than beasts. Therefore, the only option was to perform experimentation on animals.

It is true that animals too feel pain but at the same time, this reality cannot be denied that thousands of lives would have been lost if this experimentation had not taken place. Tho there are other alternatives to live experiments but they have not yet been proven to label a medicine as free from all forms of harm. In addition, the side-effects of such medicines cannot be determined this way. No law on Earth allows experiment on humans and newly developed; distinct and diverse medicines are difficult and costly to test using technology.

So, the best way to cater to such a problem is to experiment on animals. Tho there should be special care taken that animals are not abused, mal-treated or mishandled and the tests performed are controlled and are completely regulated under experts.

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