There has been raging debate on the subject of using animals as research objects for years.
It is important to note that animals feel pain just as much as we do.
In fact, when subjected to pain, they respond almost the same way we do e.g. A good example of such a test is the Draize tests, which are typically performed on rabbits.
Whichever side of the divide you fall, it is a fact that animals are exploited by research firms across the globe.
It is true that we benefit a great deal from the animal tests but should that warrant us to subject innocent animals to that kind of torture? They should be treated with respect rather than being violated and killed in a gruesome way.
Most researchers argue that the benefits of testing using animals is it helps the researchers to only test the products on humans after ensuring it is not risky.
It is true and very important that human trials should only be done after total safety has been guaranteed but the bone of contention is how this safety should be tested.Overall the use of animals for research testing is an old concept and one that has historically been debated.Proponents claim that with regulations in place the animals are not intentionally harmed and that they are taken care of and treated as well as possible.While some contest the use of animals for animal testing it is not a new idea.Research tests conducted on living animals have been practiced since 500 BC.New medical treatments are tested on animals to verify the toxicity of new medications or the safety of a product that will be used on humans.The health care and commercial industries also turn to animal testing for these reasons.Conversely the use of animals is seen by many in the medical field as necessary.While it is not ideal to cause harm to animals it is a safer way to test new products compared to testing them on humans.It is morally wrong to subject an animal that has no way of choosing something that is gruesome.We cannot also ignore the pain that animals have to endure when undergoing these tests.