medicines are been discovered every day, and ...
The use of Animals in Scientific Research is Inhumane
medicines are been discovered every day, and animals find themselves been part
of the discovery as the scientists experiment the safety and efficiency of the
drugs on them. Animals like human beings have feelings and emotions which
scientific experiments tend to ignore as well as depriving the right to good
health and humane treatment. Animals become the recipient of all kinds of drugs
whether good or harmful without minding how greatly affected they will be. (Carbone, 2011).
Scientific experiments may be done through
surgeries or even through injections. In either way, animals used to go through
a lot of pain. Over the recent days, their scientists have been using
anesthesia to enable animals to feel minimal pain though still after few
minutes the pain comes back. Sometimes a lot of injections are used and painful
scars are left in the body of the animal used. Presently, the public policy
allows humans to use animals in experiments and leave them with unalleviated
pain. This is done by administering pain relief medicines may interfere with
the results. (Carbone, 2011).
experiments involve drugs whose effects are not clearly known. Sometimes, when
tested on animals they leave side effects that may take long before correcting
them while others are completely irreversible defects leaving the animal to
endure them for life. After the experiments, a bigger percentage of the animals
suffer infections and poisoning from non-certified drugs which sometimes lead to
death. About operations, some animals do not survive due to either the surgery
was not correctly done or the animal was weak health wise to go through an
operation. Therefore, the use of animals in scientific research is not just
inhumane but also moral decay. (Carbone, 2011).