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animal rights Medicine has come a very long way since the dayswhen men used to puncture holes into the skull torelease tension or evil spirits In the last onehundred years for the sake of humanity numerousvaccinations have been developed disease and disordersof all types have been prevented surgical techniqueshave been advanced drugs have been developed to cureailments and the list continues endlessly Theprogress that has been achieved in knowledge as well assafety in medical practice is correlated directly toanimal research It is one argument to control animalresearch so that needless death of animals are notrendered but it is absolutely different to argue thatanimals have rights which supersede human subsistence For most of the past decade the animal-rightsmovement hasnt merely opposed animal research it has tried to destroy it The Wall Street Journal Animals and Sickness Page 378 Animal rightsadvocates and activists generally have ethicalobjections regarding treatment of animals duringexperimentation but the use of animals in research forthe benefit of all people is and always will be justifiable Over 99 percent of all animal experiments are onrats and mice developed expressly for laboratory use Less than 1 percent of experiments involve cats dogsfarm animals nonhuman primates frogs fish andbirds Encyclopedia of Medicine AMA AnimalExperimentation Page 110 Animal rights advocatestry to sway public opinion by showing grotesquepictures of destroyed cats dogs farm animalsdolphins and monkeys which account for less than 1percent of the experiments yet it seems 99 percent oftheir advertising and campaigning deal with this onepercent At least the American public realizes eventhose who portray ethical righteousness can be wrong For instance an American Medical Association AMA poll found that 77 percent of adults think that usinganimals in medical research is necessary The
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