However, the side effects of newly invented drugs remain unknown.
Therefore, animal testing allows the evaluation of the danger of drugs before being used upon humans which will greatly reduce the risk before any human based trials are carried out (About Animal Testing, n.d.).
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.
From here, it can be seen that animal testing can guide us to discoveries of new knowledge about living organisms.
Many drugs have been invented to fulfill the aim of remedying diseases.The use of animals in scientific research has long been the subject of heated debate.On the one hand it is considered morally wrong to use animals in this way solely for human benefit.On the other hand, removing animals completely from the lab would impede our understanding of health and disease, and consequently affect the development of new and vital treatments.Although sometimes these studies do reduce the quality of life of these animals, thorough regulations are in place to ensure that they are carried out in a humane way.With the thoroughbred race horse there's lots of money at stake but with research mice it's the possibility of life-saving new treatments.Disclaimer: This work has been submitted by a student.According to Shandilya (2008), it is estimated that 20 million animals are used for animal experimentation yearly for the purpose of medicine and for testing other products.Findings from studies indicate that less than 10 percent of pure psychological researches use animals as test subjects, which do not include animal subjects used for cross-over medical experimentation (American Psychological Association, n.d., cited in Harding, L. However, there are some who state that animal experiments are cruel and immoral, besides violating an animal’s rights.Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of UK Essays.The Greeks believed that animals were a lesser form of life because animals could not think like humans did.