Animals for drug testing
5 pages (1250 words)
The debate over the ethics of the practices and its practical benefits has raged on for close to three decades now (Speth), with neither opponents nor proponents willing, or able, to understand the opposing viewpoint and position. Proponents of the use of animals for drug and chemical testing have consistently and persistently maintained that medical and pharmaceutical research cannot proceed were live specimens, as in lab animals, removed from the equation. This camp has further maintained that the practice has led to the development of countless of drugs which, in turn, have been responsible for the saving of millions of human lives (Jones).