Animal testing is an important part of the scientific process, but it’s not always ethical.
Animal testing is used to study the effects of different chemicals on animals. These chemicals can end up causing harm to animals and humans if they are not tested properly before being used in consumer products. For example, a drug that is tested on mice might show good results in mice, but could have negative side effects for humans. To prevent this from happening, scientists use a number of different tests to make sure that these chemicals are safe for humans before they are sold on the market. Many animal rights activists are opposed to the use of animals in scientific research because they believe that animals are being treated unfairly. Animals are used in experiments for everything from creating new drugs to studying how to treat diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Animal testing is an important part of the scientific process
Like humans, animals do not always react the same way to chemicals and drugs. For this reason, some scientists have no choice but to conduct experiments on animals to learn about new drugs and chemicals before they can begin using them in humans.
Drug development is a long and expensive process
Drug development takes many years and often involves millions of dollars before it is approved for use by the public. During the development process, researchers try several different drugs on animals and test them to see if they are effective at treating specific diseases. Only after these drugs have been proven to be effective and safe are they approved for human use. Scientists cannot test the effectiveness of new drugs and chemicals without using animals as subjects because these animals are similar to humans in their physical characteristics and their behavior. A drug that works effectively on rabbits will be effective in humans as well because the physical makeup of rabbits is very similar to that of humans.
Animal testing is essential to medical progress
Humans are bioequivalent, i.e. the concentrations of medicines and blood constituents present in humans are equivalent to those observed in animals. Therefore, if the same pharmaceutical compound is used in an animal as a therapeutic agent, its pharmacological action should be comparable to what it is assumed to have in humans. Medicines used in clinical trials on humans often undergo a series of safety trials using laboratory animals first to ensure that there are no harmful side effects or other dangers associated with the medicine before it is administered to human subjects. This process is referred to as preclinical testing and occurs before clinical trials.