Animals such as chimpanzees, mice, and guinea pigs, have been used in medical research for centuries, and they have taught us much about anatomy and physiology but in recent decades, we've. The report revealed that 904,147 animals covered by the animal welfare act (awa) were held in labs last year, and that 767,622 were used in research, a drop of over eight percent from 2014 hamsters are among the most used animals in labs, but their numbers decreased by almost 20 percent in 2015. Neavs shows that there is a better way to promote human and animal health and safety than the cruel, outdated, and counterproductive use of animals in research, testing, and education  national institutes of health. Therefore it has became obvious that animals should be used for scientific research purposes as the benefits they provide in research have been accepted and recognized by even the authorities working for animal rights protection (qtd in festing et al. Most researchers support the three r concept of refinement (making the experience as painless as possible for the animal involved), reduction (develop techniques to use fewer animals in research wherever possible or get more information from the same number of animals) and replacement (use alternative methods wherever possible.
I have argued that animal testing be used for an article describing testing of products on animals and animal experimentaion be used to describe research using animals for various reasons consensus could not be reached on that. During the research process animals are killed and harmed, isn't killing an animal the same thing as murder if you are thinking what if there was a deadly disease out there and that a doctor thought they found a cure to it but they need to test it before putting it on the market and they should test it on an animal. Animal testing, also known as animal experimentation, animal research and in vivo testing, is the use of non-human animals in experiments that seek to control the variables that affect the behavior or biological system under study.
In the absence of research with rodents (95% of all animal research subjects) and other animal models in which new medications and treatments can be developed and evaluated, new treatments will either not be used or will necessarily involve risky experimentation on humans. Firstly, animals' rights and freedom are breached when they are used in research any animal should receive respectful treatment animals and people are alike in many ways both think, feel, behave and experience pain. Should not be used simply as means to ends, that assumption greatly restricts what animal research one is willing to accept most people, though, believe some form of cost-beneﬁt anal.
Why animal testing should be prohibited alexandria mcconnell 6/4/2015 eng/130 maureen chisholm it is estimated that about 26 million animals are being used every year in the us for scientific and commercial research. The animal welfare information center (awic) is mandated by the animal welfare act (awa) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching. Medical research is an arduous process by the time a therapy reaches the patient, it is easy to forget just how important animals were in its development. Animals shouldn't be used for testing because it is totally unfair to the animal being tested on they don't have a choice, or a voice of their own to say no or defend themselves i know it's to make sure products are safe for humans, but animals think and feel just as much as we do. The necessity for animal use in biomedical research is a hotly debated topic in classrooms throughout the country frequently teachers and students do not have access to balanced, factual material to foster an informed discussion on the topic.
The history behind animals being used in scientific research is that is started in europe and in the us by the early 1900's and especially during and following world war i the benefits of animal research continued to be recognized. In australia, all research and teaching that involves the use of animals must be according to the australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes each animal testing must be assessed by an institutional animal ethics committee (aec). Why do scientists use animals in research scientists use animals to learn more about health problems that affect both humans and animals, and to assure the safety of new medical treatments medical researchers need to understand health problems before they can develop ways to treat them. Americans for medical progress endorses the 3rs: refinement of tests so animal distress or pain is minimal, reduction of the number of animals used in a study, and the replacement, whenever possible, of animal experiments with non-animal experiments.
Re regretting my animal research, by john p gluck (sunday review, sept 4): dr gluck may have second thoughts, but he does not speak for the many people who are benefiting, or one day. The use of animals in research should evolve out of a strong sense of ethical self-examination ethical self-examination involves a careful self-analysis of one's own personal and scientific motives. One of the most, if not the most, contentious issues in science is the use of animals in research scientists experiment on animals for a host of different reasons, including basic research to. So, should animals be used for research the question is opened and there is no any ban for making animal researches, so they are still held in biological institutions all is important now is that all animal testing should be provided with safe technologies, as the life of animals must be respected.
Our scientists make every effort to reduce the number of animals used in research, to refine the research so that animal welfare is improved, and to replace the use of animals wherever an alternative is available (the so-called '3rs'. Therefore, animals should not be used in research or to test the safety of products first, animals' rights are violated when they are used in research tom regan, a philosophy professor at north carolina state university, states: animals have a basic moral right to respectful treatment .
We don't want to use animals, but we don't have any other options the most significant trend in modern research is the recognition that animals rarely serve as good models for the human body. This doesn't even take into account the cost of the drugs used on the animals, which likely cost thousands of dollars in scientific research money to produce some experiments involve testing on large amounts of animals and over many different sessions, so over the course of many months or even years of testing, it isn't difficult to see. Similarly, defenders of animal research claim that only animals can be used to study the effects of drugs on entire organs. As more federal and private funds are used to support medical research involving the use of animals, this concern will likely become more salient to the lay public (many of whom are unaware of the millions of animals sacrificed each year in animal experiments.