Medicine and Health

Pros and Cons of Animal Research


The Animal Model and Human Benefits

            In the world of scientific research few topics can inspire debate like the use of animals for experimental purposes (Hobson-West, 2010). There are passionate proponents of both sides of the dispute that have outlined the major themes that sustain the issue. For example, the concept raises several questions about important factors like cruelty and potential benefits for both humans and animals. Many types of animals from small to large are subjected to tests on a daily basis, demonstrating that the topic applies to creatures throughout the animal kingdom. Since humans are part of this group, whether or not we like to acknowledge it, animal testing has been fundamentally supported by the idea that testing on animals provides results that are applicable to humans. As this theory has come to be supported by evidence, it represents a primary pro of animal research.