Animals also have emotions and feel equal pain as human. We should stop pharmaceutical company from doing trials on innocent animals give you opinion.
Nowadays, there are millions of animals such as mice, rats, rabbits, primates, cats, dogs, sheep locked in a cold and barren cages waiting to die alone. According to some videos, the poor animals just sit and wait in terror of the next horrible experiment performed on them. This essay will oppose the wrong conception that the animal can be used in medical test.
The first convincing evidence is that people can get the correct answer or experimental procedures form the existed videos or journals instead of killing substantially to get those relevant answers. Based on a PEAT, a very powerful website, more than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments. (PETA, 2010) and around 65,000 primates are used by the U.S. and Europe annually. As a matter of this fact, killing those innocent mammals is totally unnecessary.
Another important fact that deserves our attention is that animals play a crucial role in helping human being. Admittedly, animals are our companions that should be honored and cherished not only exploited immoderately. Specifically, right now, more than thirty thousands of seeing eye dogs serve the blind people in the world. (QQ, 2008)) Moreover, there are so many emotional stories revealing how the animals rescue people in unbelievable ways. For example, in 1964, a Japanese fishing boat sunk into the sea with ten fishermen. Fortunately, four of them were rescued by dolphins.
By contrast, some others may claim that new drugs should be tested before used by human. Apparently, many drugs have potential effects on the human’s health, while, using the animal to test the toxicity is safer rule than the drug used by human directly. Nonetheless, it should not be overlooked that animals also have emotion and have capability to feel pain as we do. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in 2006 about 670,000 animals (57%) (not including rats, mice, birds, or invertebrates) were used in procedures that did not include more than momentary pain or distress. About 420,000 (36%) were used in procedures in which pain or distress was relieved by anesthesia, while 84,000 (7%) were used in studies that would cause pain or distress that would not be relieved (Wikipedia, 2010)More importantly, human beings are not equal to the mouse although we have fundamentally similar gene or similar organs. Consequently, to some extent, those experiments are useless.
On the basis of the above factors, my conclusion is animals are very important and essential for our nature. We should not develop our own favors at the expense of animal.
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QQ. (2008, 9 9). Retrieved 12 19, 2010, from http://m.wendangku.net/doc/52ae6f6b011ca300a6c3909a.html/a/20080909/002148.htm Wikipedia.(2010, 12 15). Retrieved 12 18, 2010, from Wikipedia: http://m.wendangku.net/doc/52ae6f6b011ca300a6c3909a.html/wiki/Animal_testing