Pro. 1 : Animal testing has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments.
Con. 1: Animal testing is cruel and inhumane.
Pro. 2: Helps ensure safety of drugs:
Con. 2: Some substances tested, may never be used for anything useful:
Pro. 3: Humans and animals are almost identical in many ways.
Con. 3: Success in animal experimentation does not equate to human safety.
Pro. 4: It provides an ethical alternative solution to testing.
Con. 4: It uses animals that are not protected by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA).
Pro. 5: Animals themselves benefit from the results of animal testing.
Con. 6: Alternative testing methods now exist that can replace the need for animals.
Pro. 7: Allow researchers to study a test subject for a whole life span.
Con. 7: Medical breakthroughs need not involve animals.