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Where Do We Draw The Line Throughout human history living creatures have been used and exploited for our benefit and entertainment In The Pain of Animals Dr David Suzuki addresses this issue and presents some arguments on the detriment of this behaviour to humanity and to our planet It is without question that as a species we have exploited our superior intellect and resourcefulness to our advantage but at what cost I believe our progression as a race has led us into an age of moral flexibility and self-fulfilling acts sacrificing all we can in the goal of financial success and material prosperity Unfortunately mother earth and the life she supports have paid the biggest price of all This begs the question where do we draw the line on the mistreatment and exploitation of living creatures for our benefit Animal research has brought dramatic progress in to medicine since the turn of the century the life span of humans has increased by nearly twenty-eight years Medical Research on animals plays an important part in our understanding of diseases and it has helped develop ways to prevent and control diseases such as the vaccine for polo and insulin for diabetics Many people think it is morally wrong to test innocent animals to find a cure for various human ailments and pharmaceutical purposes but when the advantages are considered with the disadvantages I feel that the good outweighs the bad Animal Research is necessary to continue progress in human health and necessary to maintain our societys well being If other methods were available they should be given a fair chance but for now animal experimentation has worked best If all of the advances in human health were taken away from our society then we would still be in a primitive age Animal research has taken us out of that age Because of the human capacity for rational sentient thought I believe that we have taken control
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