Animal testing is used in many different industries, mainly medical and cosmetic. Animals are used in order to ensure the products are safe for the use of humans. Medical research has also been carried out on animals, and successfully developed new and effective medical treatments. Some of the tests that these animals are subjected to are very painful, and cruel. This fact has caused multiple groups to come forward in protest of this type of testing. Do the pros outweigh the cons of animal testing?
Treatments Developed Have Saved Lives
Animals are the most common subject of medical testing. This includes new drugs as well as possible cures for many different medical problems. Some of the most beneficial things that have come from medical testing on animals are Penicillin, various asthma treatments, and insulin.