How is animal testing good for animals?
Animal Research Saves Animals, Too Practically all biomedical research with lab animals advances veterinary medicine as well as human medicine and helps pets and wildlife live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Dozens of diseases, from cancer to epilepsy, affect both animals and humans.
Animal research has also been integral to the preservation of many endangered species. The ability to eliminate parasitism, treat illnesses, use anesthetic devices, and promote breeding has improved the health and survival of many species.
How many animals are used for animal testing?
It is estimated that more than 25 million vertebrate animals (animals with a skeleton made of bone) are used annually in research, testing, and education in the United States.
What are the benefits of animal testing for humans?
The findings that we can get from animal testing are not only useful for humans, they can also help to treat other animals. For instance, if your dog or your cat gets sick, you may have to see a veterinarian in order to cure that disease.
Are there any downsides to animal testing?
Another downside of animal testing is that many people consider it to be a rather cruel practice. Many people can’t deal with the fact that animals are intentionally poisoned or even have to die solely for the small chance of finding some medical treatments for us humans.
How many animals are used in animal testing?
Few animals are used in testing compared to human consumption. The number of cattle, sheep, chickens, and pigs that humans consume cannot be much compared to those used in experiments. Keeping in mind the medical advancement and progress resulting from these tests, it is the least price to pay.
Do you think it is necessary to use animals for research?
Scientists overwhelmingly approve of testing. In 2011 the respected journal Nature conducted a poll of 1000 scientists in the field of bio-medics. More than 90% felt that it was ‘essential’ to use animals for research testing.