Animals Have Been Used For Testing Essay

806 Words Apr 8th, 2016 4 Pages
Since the beginning of the world’s earliest scientists, animals have been used for testing. Though most people probably do not know, infamous scientists such as Aristotle and Erasistratus used live animals to test various experiments, and since then the testing has not stopped. “About 20 million animals are experimented on and killed annually, three-fourths for medical purposes and the rest to test various products. An estimated eight million are used in painful experiments. Reports show that at least 10 percent of these animals do not receive painkillers” (SCU.edu). The causes of this issue are people think animals are the only way to test, if they did not use animals they would have to test on humans, and the belief animals react the same to certain drugs as humans. The effects of this issue are millions of animals are tortured, mistreated and killed every year, animals do not react the same as humans do to many drugs, and tons of animal rights groups are created and motivated to stop this testing at whatever cost.

The first main cause of the issue is a lot of pro-animal testing citizens believe animals are the only way to test which is easy to understand why seeing as how animal testing dates back all the way as far as the BC years. People just do not know any better and as stated above, early scientists such as Aristotle and a few others who are still highly admired by society used live animals for testing when conducting various research experiments. This logically and…

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