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Over humans. It costs nearly $2 billion

Over
100 million animals die due to animal testing in laboratories each year, over 4
million experiments have been overseen on animals in 2015 alone. Personally, I
think that scientists should not test products on animals because just like
humans animals experience pain too. There are also alternatives to animal
testing so I see no reason that makes it necessary.

Many
animals are already endangered or extinct and now many others are being killed
for testing purposes. While many people think that if an animal were to lose a
life it could prevent a human from losing theirs, they are forgetting that
animals feel pain too. Rats are one of the most commonly used animals in
experiments; they are highly intelligent and social as well. When tickled, they
make little chirping sounds, similar to human laughter. This goes to show how
animals have feelings just like us, humans.

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In
addition to the fact that animals feel just like we do, why is it okay for them
to be living a lonely life in a laboratory away from their natural habitat. The
safest place for an animal is where its habitat is, and when an animal is
living a life in a cage, alone, constantly subjected to terrifying and painful
experiments it can be quite brutal.

Animal
testing remains an option even though it is bad science. Results taken from
animal experiments are hard to apply to humans because humans and animals are
different in several aspects that affect whether the product/drug will work on
a human if they did on an animal. Besides the facts, there have been many drugs
tested on animals that have failed in humans. It costs nearly $2 billion to get
a drug/product on the market mainly because of the inaccuracy of animal test
results during human trials.

I
like to believe that there is always more than one way to do something, and
animal testing cases are no exception. There are many alternatives to animal
testing but these are only a few of them. One of them is called
“organs-on-chips”; it contains human cells grown to mimic the structure of a
human’s organs system. The chips are meant to test products as an alternative
to animal testing and can guarantee results that are more accurate. Another
method is also computer modeling which has been developed to replicate human
biology and the human body’s reaction to diseases. Unlike animal testing,
results from these models are more accurate and can predict how the human body
system will react to new drugs.

As
previously mentioned, animal testing provides inaccurate results when tested on
humans, therefore many lifesaving medications and drugs can be rejected because
of their results on animals. For example, if a drug showed poor results on an
animal it could actually be quite efficient and could save a life when it comes
to humans. This inaccuracy can also lead scientists to believe that some drugs
are safe for humans even though they are not. One of the most tragic failures
occurred in the 50s and 60s when thalidomide was used to treat morning
sickness. This later resulted in over 10,000 babies that are born with
heartbreaking defects.

Animal
testing should be illegal a banned from laboratories, once this happens animals
will be free of cruel treatment. This will also possibly open up our world to
new cures and treatments that science thought impossible before.

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