Essay On Animal Testing Cons Facts

Using Animals for Testing: Pros Versus Cons

By: Ian Murnaghan BSc (hons), MSc - Updated: 11 Mar 2018|*Discuss

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There are many pros and cons to the practice of animal testing. Unfortunately, neither seem to fully tip the scale to a side that pleases everyone – including the general public, government and scientists.

Pros or Postives of Animal Testing

1. Helps researchers to find drugs and treatments:
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.

2. Improves human health:
It is for this reason that animal testing is considered vital for improving human health and it is also why the scientific community and many members of the public support its use. In fact, there are also individuals who are against animal testing for cosmetics but still support animal testing for medicine and the development of new drugs for disease.

3. Helps ensure safety of drugs:
Another important aspect to note is that animal testing helps to ensure the safety of drugs and many other substances humans use or are exposed to regularly. Drugs in particular can 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 – not simply from avoidance of the dangers of drugs but because the drugs themselves save lives as well as improve the quality of human life.

4. Alternative methods of testing do not simulate humans in the same way
Scientists typically use animals for testing purposes because they are considered similar to humans. As such, researchers do recognise the limitations and differences but the testing is done on animals because they are thought to be the closest match and best one with regards to applying this data to humans.

Cons or Negatives of Animal Testing

1. Animals are killed or kept in captivity:
In animal testing, countless animals are experimented on and then killed after their use. Others are injured and will still live the remainder of their lives in captivity.

2. Some substances tested, may never be used for anything useful:
The unfortunate aspect is that many of these animals received tests for substances that will never actually see approval or public consumption and use. It is this aspect of animal testing that many view as a major negative against the practice, as it seems that the animal died in vain because no direct benefit to humans occurred.

3. It is very expensive:
Another con on the issue of animal testing is the price. Animal testing generally costs an enormous amount of money, as the animals must be fed, housed, cared for and treated with drugs or a similar experimental substance. On top of that, animal testing may occur more than once and over the course of months, which means that additional costs are incurred. The price of animals themselves must also be factored into the equation. There are companies who breed animals specifically for testing and animals can be purchased through them.

4. Animals and humans are never exactly the same:
There is also the argument that the reaction of a drug in an animal's body is quite different from the reaction in a human. The main criticism here is that some believe animal testing is unreliable. Following on that criticism is the premise that because animals are in an unnatural environment, they will be under stress. Therefore, they won't react to the drugs in the same way compared to their potential reaction in a natural environment. This argument further weakens the validity of animal experimentation.

Personal Choice

While there are numerous pros and cons of animal testing, the ethical aspect overshadows both of them, which means that emotion may be the ultimate determining factor in whether a person believes the benefits of animal testing outweigh the problems associated with the practice.

For more information about the ethics of animal testing on this site, read the following features:

1. The controversy of animal testing
2. Medical treatments that have been found as a result of animal testing
3. Medical trials on humans.

External Resources

Read around the subject at external sites - here are two very good resources:

The BBC education page on animal ethics

The Government legislation relating to animal testing

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Woah, people, slow down. Please don't call each other names, I know you have different viewpoints from other people, but insulting them will not help you prove your point. Just because you're behind a computer screen does not give you the right to say those things. Keep it civil, please. As for me and my stance on animal testing, it's a bit complicated. I am against the way we treat the animals we're testing on, like please if you're going to be doing all of those horrible things USE SOME GOSH DARN PAINKILLERS! And if what your testing the animals for has no use for humans or other animals, then don't do it. it is unnecessary. Plus if there are other alternatives to using animals then they should either be used or seriously considered. But I am happy that we have all of these life-saving medicians, that is great. I'm just not ok with how we treat them. I literally cry when I read about the stuff that has been done. It physically hurts me to know that they have suffered so much.

Cats are great - 11-Mar-18 @ 2:00 PM

BumpADump you are a moron. Scientist are helping us out completely. They have saved lots of us by testing on animals. Yes some animals have died but really if they didn't animals would be running the world. So they ARE doing a good job, and you need to shut up.

SuperAwesomeBRO - 9-Mar-18 @ 4:53 PM

Well I can see your point there doc but honestly they are killing millions of animals just to see if they can a cure a sickness for humans. But if you really look into it more than half the test they do on animals don't even help humans out. So really all they're doing is killing animals just to find out they did nothing to help.

BumpADump - 9-Mar-18 @ 4:49 PM

Animal testing has lead to many life saving cures, sure you may argue "It's cruel and inhuman" If we didn't do animal testing we wouldn't be able to find life saving cures, such as when we tested on the cow We found a cure to smallpox, or the zebrafish who can help control metabolism,Also people probably will never change from animal testing because one it takes people to long to change,and get used to it. Two because it would probably cost even more than animal testing does. Finally because once they mastered this they would have to find the way to cure whatever, and they can't use animals for it. So if the plague came back and we weren't able to use animals we would probably all die.

doc - 9-Mar-18 @ 3:49 PM

my school is doing argumentative essays. I need some information Can you help?!

freddy - 8-Mar-18 @ 10:13 PM

This is your fault VroomVroomLyndie

BumpADump - 7-Mar-18 @ 7:02 PM

Who ever said kill all the monkeys, I have one thing to tell you. Those monkeys are my bros and they don't deserve to die. I dedicate my time to save all the monkeys and this is what I get, they all die. So you better shut your mouth and leave my monkey bros alone.

BumpADump - 7-Mar-18 @ 7:00 PM

did you know that inslin came from dogs pancreases being removed

Anoymous - 7-Mar-18 @ 12:31 AM

Well honestly think about it this way antibotics cure (almost) any bacteral infection, an that came directly from animal research.

Anoymous - 7-Mar-18 @ 12:26 AM

I hope that animal testers are reading this right now so that they know people (like me)hate them for all the animals they tortured. If you were involved in any un ethical testing just ask yourself why. Then think about yourself killing and torturing animals for some shampoo thatwon't hurt someones eyes. People are drilling holes in puppies heads with little to none painkillers just to test how a disease would react if it was directly placed into the brain. Some people are just sick and should be charged with murder for every innocent animals life they take.

mom - 5-Mar-18 @ 2:11 PM

Stop animal testing and find other alternatives, live and let live

Mann - 1-Mar-18 @ 2:14 AM

The people who support animal testing for medical use but not cosmetic use are hypocrites.

Student - 22-Feb-18 @ 7:57 PM

i wish people would stop being so cruel

turtle - 20-Feb-18 @ 5:41 AM

I wish people would stop using animals they use mice, chimps, frogs, fish why do they do that.

love cookies - 30-Jan-18 @ 8:42 PM

I would rekon that we should stop this Testing .because we are humen being .if we will do this.what diffrent us and animal. It is a sin

Bharti - 13-Dec-17 @ 1:58 PM

I personally believe that animal testing is ethically wrong, however, I am still in support of it. Yes, animals are in pain and suffer, but the benefits to animal testing are many. As previous commenters have pointed out, life-saving medications have been developed through animal testing. While the shampoo-test (I do not recall the exact name of it, but it involves albino bunnies eyes being held open, while the shampoo product is placed in their eye) is a source of nightmares, would you rather a bunny lose its sight, or another person? Animal testing is horrible and completely ethically wrong to me, it is still necessary until an equally effective alternative method is found.

Aulumn - 8-Dec-17 @ 11:57 PM

Wow there are so many things to take in from the comments and the actual article. This is one of the things that will always be debated as even though i myself am a great animal lover, would i willingly give my life up this second, the truth is... no but it hurts to know that animals are being tortured so we can look good.There is also the fact that without animals to test on how would we find cures for diseases or something like polio and leukemia. It is not just humans that benefit from this,animals do as well,because from this as vaccines for parvovirus in dogs and feline leukemia were made possible wholly from animal testing.Animal testing has also bought animals back from the brink of extinction. However there are some times when humans prove themselves to be absolutely sick like when they let animals be used to study the risein blood sugar levels caused by heating and animals skin temperature had reached 131.5'C *even though boiling point is 100'C* . Is it really worth all the misery and suffering or Who would you rather be alive : animals or you? To be honest even I don't know what I would choose.

Anon - 4-Dec-17 @ 8:32 PM

Thank you I used this in my report about animal testing and the articlewas very helpfulthere was so many pros and cons to animal testing but I decided to choice that animal testing was wrong becuase animals have rights

Student - 7-Nov-17 @ 3:20 PM

Animal testing is wrong in so many ways. Animal testing is a cruel and selfish practice that only benefits humans. It goes to show just how humans take advantage of anything they can because they believe they have the authority to control everything in their sight. Animals are being tested on products that they will never have any use for, and these products do not make a difference in their lives.Animals are not able to have a say since humans are stronger. This essentially means, humans are denying animals’ rights and are visualizing them as lesser beings.Testing products on animals is in many cases murder, we are letting them test products to see how harmful they are and what the effects will be, leading many of them to die. Animals are not our property, we should not be taking them out of their habitat, out of their lives, to use them in ours selfishly and unnecessarily. They should not be used for experiments, entertainment, or any other abuse towards them. Animal testing is like slavery- it is separating a group of living beings, it is using them selfishly, and denying their rights. Animal testing should be banned at all causes, and should never be subjected to the practice.

student - 6-Nov-17 @ 11:49 PM

Animal testing has a good cause if it is to find cures that save human lives. However, why do we need to test cosmetics on animals? Why do we need to test and risk hurting animals for something that humans don't need? This is my view on animal testing

TheRussianBagel - 26-Oct-17 @ 12:54 AM

test it on humans. there are too many of them, and 3 animals shouldn't be killed for one human.

science - 11-Oct-17 @ 6:40 PM

I agree with VroomVroomSexual on this situation no more animal rights, kill all the monkies

VroomVroomLyndie - 6-Oct-17 @ 3:58 PM

People clearly dont understand the benefits of animal testing. Educate yourself before you post about the 'poor' animals.

Student - 28-Jun-17 @ 12:19 PM

whats wrong with using organ chips, the chips succeed in finding a cure most of the time and then animals won’t be badly treated and be put through excruciating pain. the chips and identical to the human body so they are reliable.

Elly - 27-Jun-17 @ 7:58 PM

what is wrong with the world, animals can't speak for themselves, they feel pain. would you want to have shampoo in your eyes, someone to inject cancer into you and to wrap barbed wire around your heart to give you a heartattack, it isnt fair for an animal to go through this pain, just think, would you want to go through what these animals are going through? 95% of tests fail causing the animals to die.

Elly - 27-Jun-17 @ 7:45 PM

Thx,this was very helpful for my school homework and will really help me with my test on Monday :)

Dr.Blue - 17-Jun-17 @ 4:37 PM

Animal testing allows for new extraordinary medicines that help millions of people.

Kara-zor-el - 4-Jun-17 @ 6:21 PM

This website and comments are being really helpful for a class debate on animal testing coming up next week. Thanks!

Steph - 22-May-17 @ 1:49 AM

This is actually really useful for my debate coming up!

Student - 18-May-17 @ 12:21 AM

It isn't even tested on animals until a variety of other tests are made first. People don't understand this.

TBP64 - 15-May-17 @ 8:45 PM

If I say “animal testing,” which of the following two images comes to mind?

Image #1: Professional, ethical scientists carefully monitoring and testing animals and developing life-saving cures.

Image #2: People needlessly injecting, probing, and torturing defenseless animals.

While some of you may have an image that’s somewhere between ethical testing and torture, I’m sure many of you will either see Image #1 or Image #2.

Animal testing is one of those topics that can polarize opinions. It’s this extreme difference in opinion that can make this topic a good choice for a persuasive essay.

It’s easy to say you’re either for or against animal testing, but you can’t write an effective persuasive essay about the topic without evidence to support your opinion.

Use these animal testing articles to help support your persuasive essay.

Choosing Appropriate Animal Testing Articles

One of the most important things to remember about research and choosing articles for your persuasive essay is that not all sources are created equal.

Sources can be outdated, incorrect, biased, or simply not appropriate for your paper.

That blog written by your roommate about how to reduce stress and anxiety during exam week might provide some useful advice. But if you’re writing a research paper, you’re better off citing someone more credible, like a professor or doctor.

And because finding good sources takes time, don’t simply pick the first five sources you find after Googling “animal testing.”

Actually read the sources before you decide to use them for your paper. (I know, this adds some extra time to your research process, but trust me, it’s worth it.)

Wondering how to tell if a source is credible? Read How to Apply the CRAAP Test to Your Essay Sources.

Still not sure what credible articles might look like? Review the following animal testing articles to find support for your persuasive essay.

20 Animal Testing Articles to Support Your Persuasive Essay

Whether you’re for or against animal testing, your paper needs to do the following:

  • Provide readers with background information
  • Acknowledge the opposing view (learn more about opposing viewpoints and writing an argument here)
  • Persuade readers of your viewpoint through by using good evidence.

I’ve divided these resources into categories to help you find the most appropriate articles for your persuasive essay.

I’ve also included an MLA 8 citation and APA citation for each article.

Articles on the history of animal testing

1. Animal Testing and Medicine

Written by a cardiologist, this article provides a brief overview of the history of animal testing but ultimately argues that animal testing is necessary and beneficial. (If you’re writing an argument of your own, check out How to Write a Winning Argument Essay.)

MLA 8 Citation

Hajar, Rachel. “Animal Testing and Medicine.” Heart Views: The Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association, vol. 12, no. 1, 2011, p. 42, doi.org/10.4103/1995-705X.81548.

APA Citation

Hajar, R. (2011). Animal testing and medicine. Heart Views: The Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association, 12(1), 42. http://doi.org/10.4103/1995-705X.81548

2. Animal Testing: A Long, Unpretty History

This article provides a brief history of animal testing, including animal testing completed by the Greeks and Romans in the 2nd century and more recent testing on chimpanzees.

MLA 8 Citation

Scutti, Susan. “Animal Testing: A Long, Unpretty History.” Medical Daily, Newsweek Media Group, 27 June 2013, www.medicaldaily.com/animal-testing-long-unpretty-history-247217.

APA Citation

Scutti, S. (2013). Animal testing: A long, unpretty history. Retrieved from http://www.medicaldaily.com/animal-testing-long-unpretty-history-247217

3. Animal Welfare Act

Published on the U.S. Department of Agriculture website, this page links to the full text of the Animal Welfare Act (which requires specific standards of treatment for animals used for commercial purposes or in research). This is a government website, and thus, the information is reliable.

MLA 8 Citation

“Animal Welfare Act.” U.S. Department of Agriculture, www.nal.usda.gov/awic/animal-welfare-act.

APA Citation

U.S. Department of Agriculture. (n.d.). Animal welfare act. Retrieved from https://www.nal.usda.gov/awic/animal-welfare-act

Pro/con animal testing articles

4. Pros and Cons of Animal Testing

Included in this article is a brief overview of the pros and cons of animal testing, two short animal experimentation videos, and an infographic about animal testing and cosmetics.

Want to use a pros and cons structure for your essay? Read How to Write a Pros and Cons Essay Like a Pro for helpful advice.

MLA 8 Citation

“Pros and Cons of Animal Testing.” Health Research Funding, 26 Feb. 2014. healthresearchfunding.org/pros-cons-animal-testing/.

APA Citation

Health Research Funding. (2014). Pros and cons of animal testing. Retrieved from http://healthresearchfunding.org/pros-cons-animal-testing/

5. Should Animals Be Used for Commercial or Scientific Testing?

This page offers a variety of pro and con quotes about animal testing from authors, doctors, professors, and other credible professionals.

MLA 8 Citation

“Should Animals Be Used for Scientific or Commercial Testing?” ProCon.org, 7 April 2017, animal-testing.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001887.

APA Citation

Should animals be used for scientific or commercial testing? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://animal-testing.procon.org/view.answers.php?questionID=001887

6. Animal Testing Cons: What Every Person Should Know

As the title indicates, this article focuses on the negative aspects of animal testing, such as the cost, the lack of protection for animals, and the fact that some tests are, in the end, simply pointless.

This article is a blog post published by Udemy, “…a global marketplace for learning and teaching online.” Though the article provides valuable information, keep in mind that blog posts may not be appropriate for all research papers.

(Check with your prof, and read the assignment guidelines to make sure you’re allowed to cite blogs.)

MLA 8 Citation

Klazema, April. “Animal Testing Cons: What Every Person Should Know.” Udemy.com, 13 June 2014, blog.udemy.com/animal-testing-cons/.

APA Citation

Klazema, A. (2014, June 13). Animal testing cons: What every person should know [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://blog.udemy.com/animal-testing-cons/

Pro/con animal testing websites

When citing full websites in APA, keep in mind that APA doesn’t require an entry in your references list. The APA citations below put the websites into formatting for the reference list in case your prof requires you to do it this way.

If not, then follow APA guidelines on citing full websites if you’re citing an entire site or for individual web sources if citing a particular page or article from a website.

7. Speaking of Research

The website Speaking of Research was “founded in 2008 by Tom Holder and inspired by the British student movement ‘Pro-test'” (www.pro-test.org.uk).

The organization “…aims to change the tide of the controversial animal rights debate in the United States by encouraging students and scientists to speak out in favor of the lifesaving medical research developed with animals.”

MLA 8 Citation

Speaking of Research. speakingofresearch.com/.

APA Citation

Speaking of Research. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://speakingofresearch.com/

8. Understanding Animal Research

This website offers a variety of resources for journalists, scientists, schools, and policymakers. It also links to a number of news articles and other resources.

MLA 8 Citation

Understanding Animal Research. www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/.

  APA Citation

Understanding Animal Research. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/

9. International Association Against Painful Experiments on Animals

Founded in 1969, this organization argues against all forms of animal testing.

MLA 8 Citation

International Association Against Painful Experiments on Animals. www.iaapea.com/.

APA Citation

International Association Against Painful Experiments on Animals. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.iaapea.com/

10. PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is the self-proclaimed largest animal rights organization in the world and focuses on ending animal cruelty.

MLA 8 Citation

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). www.peta.org/.

APA Citation

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.peta.org/

Animal testing news articles

11. How Animal Experiments Paved the Way for the CIA’s Torture Program

The author of this article, a neurologist and public health specialist, reveals that government torture of humans was directly inspired by similar animal testing. She also advocates for the government to stop its continued systematic experimentation on animals.

MLA 8 Citation

Akhtar, Aysha. “How Animal Experiments Paved the Way for the CIA’s Torture Program.” HuffPost, Oath Inc., 21 Jan. 2015, www.huffingtonpost.com/aysha-akhtar/how-animal-experiments-pa_b_6462706.html.

APA Citation

Akhtar, A. (2015). How animal experiments paved the way for the CIA’s torture program. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aysha-akhtar/how-animal-experiments-pa_b_6462706.html

 12. New Law Gives Cats and Dogs in Research Labs a Second Chance At Life

Published by HuffPost, this article discusses a 2016 law that states, “All state-funded research labs must make dogs and cats used as test subjects available for adoption—as opposed to euthanizing them—when testing is complete.”

MLA 8 Citation

Hanson, Hillary. “New Law Gives Cats and Dogs in Research Labs A Second Chance At Life.” HuffPost, Oath Inc., 17 Aug. 2016, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/law-dogs-cats-adoption-testing-beagle-freedom_us_57b4b2b4e4b0fd5a2f40d552.

APA Citation

Hanson, H. (2016). New law gives cats and dogs in research labs a second chance at life. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/law-dogs-cats-adoption-testing-beagle-freedom_us_57b4b2b4e4b0fd5a2f40d552

13. U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit

This lengthy New York Times article describes a variety of tests, surgeries, and other experiments a giant research lab is using in an attempt to re-engineer farm animals. While the animals are a potential benefit to both the farms and the consumer, the harm and pain inflicted on the animals are extreme.

MLA 8 Citation

Moss, Michael. “U.S. Research Lab Lets Livestock Suffer in Quest for Profit.” The New York Times, 19 Jan. 2015, www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html?_r=1.

APA Citation

Moss, M. (2015, January 19). U.S. research lab lets livestock suffer in quest for profit. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/20/dining/animal-welfare-at-risk-in-experiments-for-meat-industry.html?_r=1

14. About Cosmetics Animal Testing

Posted by Humane Society International, this article includes an overview of the testing of cosmetics on animals, as well as links to activism sites.

MLA 8 Citation

“About Cosmetics Animal Testing.” Humane Society International, 6 March 2013, www.hsi.org/issues/becrueltyfree/facts/about_cosmetics _animal_testing.html.

APA Citation

About cosmetics animal testing. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.hsi.org /issues/becrueltyfree/facts/about_cosmetics_animal_testing.html

15. To Kill a Lab Rat

Many animals used in testing are euthanized after experiments by being forced to inhale carbon dioxide. Animals feel distress during this process, and this article reports that labs, because of the pain and discomfort felt by animals, are being asked to use anesthesia.

Many, however, question whether this practice will be effective as it too may cause some distress to animals.

This article highlights the controversy surrounding the topic of animal testing. If you’re completing your own research on the subject, take a look at How to Write Perfect Survey Questions for Your Paper.

MLA 8 Citation

Grens, Kerry. “To Kill a Lab Rat.” The Scientist, LabX Media Group, 4 Nov. 2014, www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41378/title/To-Kill-a-Lab-Rat/.

APA Citation

Grens, K. (2014, November 4). To kill a lab rat. The Scientist. Retrieved from http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41378/title/To-Kill-a-Lab-Rat/

16. “Shocking” Animal Rights Exposés by Newspapers Were Nothing of the Kind

This article argues that, while it’s clear that some animal abuse occurs during experimentation, some newspapers sensationalize the reports. It further argues that only a handful of abuse cases can be substantiated.

MLA 8 Citation

Fox, Fiona. “‘Shocking’ Animal Rights Exposés by Newspapers Were Nothing of the Kind.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media Limited, 7 Oct. 2014, www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/07/animal-rights-uk-newspapers-buav.

APA Citation

Fox, F. (2104, October 7). “Shocking” animal rights exposés by newspapers were nothing of the kind. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/07/animal-rights-uk-newspapers-buav

17. Animal Experimentation Up 73%, Study Says

The animal rights organization PETA claims that the use of animals in federally funded labs has increased 75% in the past 15 years. The article also includes the opinion of the National Institute of Health, who argues that PETA has used the data inappropriately and, thus, dismisses the study.

This article is published by CBS News and is a credible news source.

MLA 8 Citation

Casey, Michael. “Animal Experimentation up 73 Percent, Study Says.” CBS News, CBS Interactive, 26 Feb. 2015, www.cbsnews.com/news/peta-study-finds-animal-testing-in-federal-labs-on-the-increase/.

APA Citation

Casey, M. (2015). Animal experimentation up 73 percent, study says. Retrieved from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/peta-study-finds-animal-testing-in-federal-labs-on-the-increase/

18. Companies Are Making Human Skin in Labs to Curb Animal Testing of Products

Published by CNBC.com, this article explains that the cosmetics company L’Oreal is growing human skin (called EpiSkin) in labs. The lab-grown skin is used to test cosmetics and help reduce the number of animals used in testing.

MLA 8 Citation

Woods, Bob. “Companies Are Making Human Skin in Labs to Curb Animal Testing of Products.” CNBC.com, 28 May 2017, www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/loreal-is-making-lab-produced-human-skin-to-curb-animal-testing.html.

APA Citation

Woods, B. (2017). Companies are making human skin in labs to curb animal testing of products. Retrieved from http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/loreal-is-making-lab-produced-human-skin-to-curb-animal-testing.html

19. The Price of Killing Off Animal Testing

Published in Newsweek, this article reports that, if animal rights activists achieved their goal of ending all animal testing, many people would suffer. The president of the Foundation for Biomedical Research even claims it “…would be a death sentence for millions of people around the world.”

MLA 8 Citation

Ericson, John. “The Price of Killing Off Animal Testing.” Newsweek, 20 Feb. 2014, www.newsweek.com/2014/02/21/price-killing-animal-testing-245548.html.

APA Citation

Ericson, J. (2014, February 20). The price of killing off animal testing. Newsweek. Retrieved from http://www.newsweek.com/2014/02/21/price-killing-animal-testing-245548.html

20. The 6 Craziest Animal Experiments

Just as it sounds, this article provides a brief discussion of six strange and sometimes controversial animal experiments.

MLA 8 Citation

Wolchover, Natalie. “The 6 Craziest Animal Experiments.” LiveScience, TechMedia Network, 1 August 2011, www.livescience.com/33420-6-craziest-animal-experiments.html.

APA Citation

Wolchover, N. (2011). The 6 craziest animal experiments. Retrieved from http://www.livescience.com/33420-6-craziest-animal-experiments.html

Finalizing Your Research

It’s probably safe to say that, although this blog post contains 20 credible animal testing articles to support a persuasive essay, not all of the articles included here will work for your paper.

This, of course, means you’ll need to do more research.

Remember, finding good sources takes time, so don’t just use the first animal testing articles listed in your Google search. In fact, Google isn’t even the best way to complete your research (really!).

Google is a great start, but there are other places to find credible resources. Where, you ask? Read the 5 Best Sources to Help with Writing a Research Paper to find out!

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