Hopefully, the reply is now obvious: To those people at PETA, whom I consider to be members of the progressive family, I would like to say, this is a misleading and dangerous campaign.
Indeed, the well-known "crash dummies" are much more accurate and effective than the primates previously employed. There are treatments but still no cure for this disease that cripples the immune system and is fatal in all but a handful of cases.
Also, many surgeons have suggested that practicing on animals may induce in the mind of the student a casual attitude to suffering. The human moral community, for instance, is often characterized by a capacity to manipulate abstract concepts and by personal autonomy.
Given the scientific and medical evidence now available, in the coming decades it will behove an informed public to demand more effective and humane research methods from the scientific and medical establishments, and the responsibility will fall to their researchers to fulfil that request.
The development of stem cell lines that can produce many tissues of the human body is an important scientific breakthrough.
Non-embryonic including adult and umbilical cord blood stem cells have been identified in many organs and tissues. Animal Experiments Cannot Guarantee Human Safety The argument that animal tests followed by human clinical trials mean that drugs are safe for people to use cannot be sustained.
That is, a prior ethical decision was made that rules them out from experimentation, and that foregoes any potential knowledge so derived. A computer program can be used indefinitely for a one-time purchase cost; the practice of dissection presents an ongoing expense.
Pluripotent stem cells can be isolated from human embryos that are a few days old.
Even many of the results that have had some beneficial implications for human health could have been obtained by methods not using animals, rendering the need for animals unnecessary.
In 34 out of 38 cases, they found against the anti-vivisectionist groups, either supporting complaints about anti-vivisectionist literature, or rejecting the complaints by anti-vivisectionists about the literature from medical organizations.
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy drugs, radiation therapy, and various surgical techniques were developed using rodents, dogs, and monkeys, among others. As such, the right answer is likely to depend a good deal on personal circumstances and judgment.
Animal research has had a vital role in many scientific and medical advances of the past century and continues to aid our understanding of various diseases. These stem cells are called induced pluripotent stem cells iPSCs.
Opponents to any kind of animal research—including both animal-rights extremists and anti-vivisectionist groups—believe that animal experimentation is cruel and unnecessary, regardless of its purpose or benefit. Animals are necessary to medical research when it is impractical or unethical to use humans.
If life-saving medical advances are to be sought at all cost, why should nonhuman animals be singled out for ill-treatment. Walker at the University of Texas:. Animals should not be used in scientific research. It has been observed that there are approximately 3 and million animals died per year in scientific research in UK and USA respectively.
The statistics also shows that an animal dies for a scientific research almost in every three seconds. An estimated 90 percent of all animals used in research are rats and mice, though many other species are also used, including guinea pigs, dogs, cats, rabbits, nonhuman primates, and farm animals.
The majority of state animal cruelty laws in the U.S. specifically exclude animals used in experiments. 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.
If people do not understand those connections, or do not understand why we cannot always turn to non-animal alternatives, then they may not appreciate why animal research should continue.
Lack of public understanding of science on other fronts—e.g., climate change, vaccines, and evolution—only increases the difficulty of scientists. Animals, from the fruit fly to the mouse, are widely used in scientific research.
They are crucial for allowing scientists to learn more about human biology and health, and for developing new medicines. The use of animals in scientific research has long been the subject of heated debate. On the one.
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Roleff, book editor, Jennifer A. Hurley, assistant editor. by American Association for Laboratory Animal Science 50 antibiotics, and other medications for both human and animal diseases. Animals used in research are treated humanely. Some research simply cannot yield accurate results without animal testing.Animals should not be used by researchers scientists and practitioners in scientific grounds