Is there a case for animal testing?

Dear students,

Research and brainstorm points for the following essay question: “Is there a case for animal testing?”

After brainstorming, you need to craft out one full paragraph on one of the arguments.

What does ‘case’ means? The dictionary, I checked, has several different meanings for it. I decided to stick to the meaning: situation; circumstance, and attempted the question.

Case 1: Animal testing is conducted as it is critical to understand how compounds such as certain medicines work in the whole living system of a human body and animals are the closest mimic of a human.

Case 2: Testing on animals has led to dramatic developments in science and research that have improved and affected the quality of human life.

Case 3: Researchers argued that animal research is covered by a bevy of rules and regulations to ensure that the animals used in testing are treated humanely.

Case 4: Animal testing may be done if no alternatives are available.

Case 5: Animals testing produces life-saving medical research.

Case 6: Failed attempts in animal testing likely leads to health failure or/and death of the animals.

Case 1—Animal testing is significant as it determines how compounds work in the whole living system of a human body. Despite the excellent results that come out of lots of preclinical trials, animal represents the ultimate human model. For example, in the early years of polio research some lines of inquiry were unsuccessful despite the evidence from both clinical studies and laboratory studies of many aspects of polio strains and monkey species. Dr Albert Sabin whom succeeded in eradicating polio used approximately 9,000 monkeys, 150 chimpanzees and 133 human volunteers for studies of various characteristics of different poliovirus strains. Although there were lots of failed attempts, these were necessary and without it, the development of polio vaccine certainly would not have been successful. This proves the significance of animal testing as it determines how compounds work in the whole living system of a human body.

Animal Testing on Monkeys

Animal Testing on Monkeys



What do you think of animal testing?


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2 Responses to Is there a case for animal testing?

  1. grannieof2 says:

    Hi: I’m hoping you can help me. I’ve been trying to track down the source of the picture you’ve used in this entry. Would you be willing to tell me where you found it?

    Thanks for any help you can give me.

    • ctkathy says:

      Hi… I’m afraid that I am unable to help u in that because this post was done for quite some time ago and I am unable to recall where I got the picture from. Perhaps, u might want to browse through the websites under the reference in this post and if it is not there, I most likely got it from Google images. Hope this helps. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

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