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Animal Medical Research During the past century mankind has made vital and historical medical breakthroughs in prolonging and improving the quality of life by using animals during biomedical research For example according to Animal Research The Search For Life Saving Answers by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control People are living at least 20 years longer thanks to research with animals that has led to the control of most infectious diseases In spite of this remarkable advancement animal right activists question the validity of using animals challenging the moral and ethic issues it raises Their argument rests on the dogma that the lives of animals equate to human lives and therefore using them is a profound violation of animal rights In addition animal right advocates insist that cell and culture tissure can bring about similar results instead of using living creatures While animal experimentation may appear heartless the truth is if mankind is to continue on the road to significant medical progress and to improve life then researchers must be allowed to rely on the utilization of animals in the development of vaccines medications and in the progression and improvement of surgical procedures Biomedical research has brought about countless benefits to both humans and beasts Not only have treatments been developed for man but many medicines have also been discovered for animals too Many may picture biomedical research involving a mad scientist performing gastly experiments on poor defenseless creatures On the contrary animal experimentation was developed for a purpose and to enhance life According to Lane in Banning Animal Testing May Be Hazardous To Your Health the four major goals of animal research are 1To provide knowledge and to prevent and treat diseases 2 To use animals as models for the study of actual diseases 3 to test potential therapies diagnostic and surgical procedures and medical devices 4 To test whether or not a newly developed drug is
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