Every year millions of animal lives are taken away due to painful experiments. We are living in the third millennium and progress, spiritual and physical, requires that all obstacles to the civilized development to be eliminated. Does it make sense to test new drugs and treatments on animals?
85% of animal experiments conducted over the past 100 years in order to develop new drugs and treatments fall for the period from 1950 to the present day. However, the average life expectancy in this period remained almost unchanged, while the number of chronic diseases continues to grow.
The fact is that, due to anatomical and physiological differences between people and animals, test of medicines and new therapies on animals is inefficient and even dangerous. For example, it is known from the scientific observation that morphine calms people, but excites cats.
Before the drug gets to the pharmacy counter, numerous tests on animals that last 15-20 years are needed. In this stage of early clinical trials, 90% of drugs are rejected.
Analysis of the achievements of modern medicine has shown that medical progress is largely associated with the clinical observations of patients, rather than with experiments on animals. This includes treatment of such diseases as hepatitis, rheumatism, fever, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, and others. The war against cancer began in 1971, but was not successful, although the costs of experiments using animals exceeded a billion dollars in only the United States. Also experiments on animals in the study of AIDS were useless.
Animal experiments require huge financial costs. At the same time, the money could have been successfully spent on an advertising campaign for a healthy lifestyle. The need to take medicine would be reduced to a minimum.
Today, there are a number of centers for the development of alternatives to animal experiments. Instead of using animals there are centers that use single-celled organisms, bacteria, cell cultures, computer models, etc. 75% of experiments on animals today could be successfully done on cell cultures. These methods are effective, accurate and require less financial outlay.
Naturopathy is another promising alternative to animal experiments, which eliminates the need to test an infinite string of medications that deplete the body’s defenses, and offers its own approach to the improvement of the human. This approach is aimed at preventing disease and normalization of metabolic processes. Another alternative is homeopathy that trains immune system.
Every year millions of animal lives are taken away due to painful experiments. We are living in the third millennium and progress, spiritual and physical, requires that all obstacles to the civilized development to be eliminated.