Use of Animal in Research
Useof Animal in Research
Useof Animals in Research
Usinganimals for research is only moral if the research conducted followedthe ethical guidelines highlighted by the American PsychologicalAssociation’s committee. Researching on animals is efficientbecause they have the same physiological and psychological processeswith the human beings. Animals help the researchers to understand theeffects of diseases on the living. Animals also are useful whendeveloping a test treatment and can be reference for training thefuture scientists and other healthcare professionals. What one learnsin animals is the same with the human beings. Knowledge acquired fromresearching on animals is very relevant to human beings because thecell functioning of the animals is the same with the functioning forthe human being. Animal research is useful and moral because of themuch it contributes to solving the problems affecting human beings.It is only moral when the guidelines are in practice during theprocess of undertaking research. Researching using animals has manyroles in different scientific and medical fields. The discoveries oftreatments of certain diseases are because of animal research.However, for some people, they consider animal research unethical andcampaigns against the use of animals. The outcome of such reaction isthe application of control use of animal research done by ascientist. The scientists have no alternative rather than adhering tothe guidelines and control acts on the animal usage for experiment.Using animal research is better than using human beings are becauseduring the result, the unexpected results may come out, and the lifeof a person is most likely in risk (Paul,2001).
Afterthe readings, one understands well the importance of using animalsfor research rather than using the human beings. The guidelines bythe APA on the use of animal research provide precise information ofhow animal research can be successful if the scientist follows theoutlined procedures and ethical rules. Although they are variedopinions, animal research will always remain to be the most efficientresearch done by a scientist. The use of animal is relevant to manyprojects. Several conditions need the use of animal research. Suchevents include biomedical research such as polio research, infantmortality, cystic fibrosis, obesity High blood pressure, Aids amongother researches. All the above projects require animal use forresearch whenever one has to develop a better way of dealing with thementioned diseases. Animal research is appropriate currently asscientists are on a quest of finding cure for the HIV and Aids virus(Chow& Ogden, 2008).
Mostof the people are against the use of animal for research, thereforethere are some advances in technology, which are in place to end theuse of animals for research. Some new developments such as MRI andFMRI are presently replacing the necessity of performing vivisectionson the animals’ brain. Computer models help in testing the futureof drug and other research. Many people have a high sense of animalsas being part of them, therefore they pursuit the use of technologyto replace the animal research. The challenge on the ground is thefailure of the scientists to change into the use of technology on thebasis that technology does not give the appropriate results (Hendee,& American Medical Association, 1989).
Neuroimagingis the easier way of accessing the body of an organism with the useof many technological machines. The appropriate way to safeguardthose who work in the field of neuroimaging is to involve them inagreement of ethical guidelines. Those working in this field shouldprovide evidenced based research to reinforce their results. Theethical guidelines are in place to protect the rights of thoseworking in this field of neuroimaging. Using an animal for researchmay be relevant if the scientists follow the research ethics.However, they must adjust to the use of technology to replace theseof animal in their research because it is against the wish of mostpeople (Shamoo& Resnik, 2009).
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