Michaela Schrader Mrs. Klem April 7, 2015 Module 6 Argument Animal Testing As Means of New Medical Treatment? Animal Testing has brought many new medical opportunities. Thanks to animal testing we are even one step closer to curing cancer. It would be dangerous to try new things on humans if we didn’t know if they were harmful. Even though animal testing has its down sides it has helped us find many new medical treatments. “A new method of attacking cancer cells, developed by researchers in Australia, has proved surprisingly effective in animal tests.” Says The New York Times. Cancer is no exception of things that are better thanks to testing. Think of all of the treatments we have so we can keep you healthy, most of those used animal testing first to make sure it was safe for you. “Research involving laboratory animals at UCLA leads to many medical breakthroughs that improve people's lives and hold promise for additional improvements in diagnoses, treatments and cures” says the ULCCA Newsroom. Most animal testing is on rodents because of how similar they are far as immune system. If we didn’t test them first there would be no way to know if things were harmful to us. If you tested everything on humans first then there would be a chance that we would get sick or die. If you test them on other animals testing might not be as effective or accurate. On the other hand animal testing can be inhuman or cruel to some animals. While there are regulations not many regulations help the animals or the environments conditions. Many people claim that conditions for animals are not ideal and that animals are not treated with care. In conclusion the pros outweigh the cons. animal testing is not all bad and not all are inhuman or cruel. Animal testing has helped scientist find new medical treatment. There are regulations and restrictions to try and help animals. Testing helps us make sure things aren’t dangerous to us and we make sure to help animals.