Animal Cruelty, Let it be the way it is.

Research is the key to our understanding of knowledge along with interesting findings. In our world, the most common way to find answers to our research findings to improve health conditions is by testing it on animals. One would agree to let animal cruelty be the way it is as for animal testing because it has helped and improved many health issues and concerns. Animal testing has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments. The California Biomedical Research Association states that “nearly every medical breakthrough in the last 100 years has resulted directly from research using animals. Experiments in which dogs had their pancreases removed led directly to the discovery of insulin, critical to saving the lives of diabetics. The polio vaccine, tested on animals, reduced the global occurrence of the disease from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 223 cases in 2012”. The major pro for animal testing is that it aids researchers in finding drugs and treatments to improve health and medicine. Many medical treatments have been made possible by animal testing, including cancer and HIV drugs, insulin, antibiotics, vaccines and many more. Let alone with all the testing on animals that benefit us human beings. Some of the tests that happen on lab rats do save other animals from diseases, such as rabies, infectious hepatitis virus, etc. Therefore we are helping animal health conditions in a sense as well.

Another important condition to note is animal testing helps to ensure the safety of drugs and many other substances humans use or are exposed to regularly. Drugs usually carry significant dangers with their use but animal testing allows researchers to initially gauge the safety of drugs prior to commencing trials on humans. This means that human harm is reduced and human lives are saved. Such as from avoidance of the dangers of drugs but because the drugs themselves save lives as well as improve the quality of human life. It has been said, “Animals are appropriate research subjects because they are similar to human beings in many ways”. In example Chimpanzees because they share 99% of their DNA with humans, and same goes for mice as well. A supporter that agreed to these research testing said, “Without the ability to use animals in their research, scientists’ efforts would be massively hampered, not only in the direct development of new treatments, but also in the fundamental research which underpins all biomedical knowledge”.

Animals are used to understand basic biology, as “models” for studying human biology and disease, and as test subjects for the development and testing of drugs, vaccines, and other biologicals to improve and advance human health. As models, scientists aim to produce artificially, a condition in an animal in a laboratory that may resemble the human equivalent of a medical disease or injury. In order to create these models, animals are subjected to invasive procedures, which can include surgeries, traumatic injuries, burns, force-feeding, etc. For practically every known human disease, researchers attempt to induce similar aspects of the disease in animals to create an animal “model” of that disease. Supposedly predictive, animals “are used with the aim of discovering and quantifying the impact of a treatment, whether this is to cure a disease or to assess the toxicity of a chemical compound.” This is how animals are “used in the context of drug testing and studying human disease.”

Within the China poultry industry they have begun to make a difference by take small changes to prove animal abuse is taken into consideration. Before these changes animals had been slaughtered in a painful matter that bring attention to those against animal cruelty. Therefore their objective is, “to ensure that the chicken’s death is as painless as possible”. The process guidelines are, “against transporting a live chicken longer than three hours. A chicken should be held with both hands, not seized by a single leg or wing. Before being killed, the bird should be anesthetized by being gassed or having its head dipped into electrified water. The guidelines also recommend using a massaging pad to support the chicken’s breast as the birds are moved on an assembly line to be stunned”. Let alone with the new switch, the organization is working with its Chinese partners, including the International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare, a government-backed research institute, to push for more humane practices in China and has released similar recommendations for raising, shipping and slaughtering pigs, cattle and sheep. The outcome of this adjustment brought the Chinese poultry industry a vast amount of earnings during that year.