Animal testing: a cruelty or a benefit?

According to many researches, animals used in experiments are subjected to force feeding, food and water deprivation, the infliction of pain and burns to study their effect or even decapitation.

For this reasons above, I’m in total disagreement with this procedure, I am conscious there are alternative testing methods which exclude the animal experimentation.

Aside from the medical and scientific considerations, I would like to point out that animals are as important as human beings so I strongly believe that is unbearable that they are treated with such cruelty and egoism.

However, Scientists use animals to learn more about health problems that affect both humans and animals, and to assure the safety of new medical treatments. The most important reason why animals are used is that it would be wrong to deliberately expose human beings to health risks in order to observe the course of a disease.

As I said before I disagree with this methode and I would suggest that animals should be tested at least near death, so their lives would not be waisted.

Miriam Musumeci, III BL