Cultural & Global Issues

Why Are Animals Used For Testing Medical Products?

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Animals are used to test the safety of pharmaceutical products. Scientists test many factors such as the amount of the product in the animal’s bloodstream and how the product breaks down in the body.

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Food and Drug Administration

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Last updated April 19, 2017

Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?

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Millions of animals are used every year to test medicines. There are proponents for and opponents against using animals for testing. This article explored 12 pros and cons to using animals for medical testing.

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ProCon.org

U.S. Seeks to Limit Animal Testing of Toxic Chemicals

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One solution to using animals for medical testing is to use human cells and robots. This will end the testing of toxic chemicals on animals and will allow scientists to conduct faster testing.

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Washington Post *LIMITED ACCESS

Author:

Steven Reinberg

Published:

2/14/2008

Animal Testing 101

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Animals used for testing are mistreated and abused. Taxpayer dollars have contributed to the funding of animal testing. There are solutions to this problem including using non-animal testing.

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People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

Animal Testing is Cruel and Doesn’t Work: Here’s Why

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Animal testing occurs for a variety of products. The animals chosen for testing are killed once scientists are finished using them. The results are unreliable and there are alternatives that can now be used instead of harming animals.

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Sentient Media

What Are the Alternatives to Animal Testing?

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In 1980, the issue of using animals for testing, including cosmetic and chemical testing was brought to the public eye. Since then, institutions have made changes to their testing policy, with many creating methods of testing that do not require animals.

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Live Science

Author:

Emma Bryce

Published:

5/4/2019

Tail of Toxics-Improving Chemical Safety Without Animals

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This video discusses the prevalence of chemicals in our world and how animals are used to test chemicals. There are many reasons why using animals should end. One of the primary points is that it is cruel to animals.

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Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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5/12/2014

Should Animals be Experimented on?

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This podcast explains the pros and cons of animal testing. This podcast also includes examples and quotes from scientists on the matter of animal testing.

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Animal Studios

Published:

12/18/2019