Where it Started
Since the late 1800s vivisection which is also known as animal research has become greatly prevalent along with the animal rights movement. Although animal experimentation still exists today, the number of animals that are used for experimentation has decreased about fifty percent within the past ten years. Animal experimentation is a controversial topic that is debated by many people; each year many animals are experimented on for medical purposes along with things like household cleaners, and cosmetics, unfortunately, the purpose of animal experimentation comes to a side that does not please everyone.
Why continue using animals when there's alternatives ?
Animal experimentation is a significant subject that deals with the many contentions and debates of whether it’s morally right or wrong and can create a great amount of controversy. Some common debates against animal rights have gone as far as animal testing and alternatives to it, dolphin and whale slaughtering, seal clubbing, animals in medicine, animals as a food source, and zoos. A good reason as to why the debate not just on animal experimentation but all around animal rights is that they are not able to prevent this action against them, they are not able to give their consent for the experiment.
Many debates that strike most people when it comes to animal testing are the alternatives to it. Most believe that alternatives to animal testing is a much better way to go due to the fact that it’s not cruel and harmful to animals. Alternatives to animal experimentation play a very significant role in which the number of animals used in experiments annually decreases. Some alternatives to animal testing are scanning techniques, cell cultures, and synthetic membranes.