We all have heard statements such as ‘animal testing is being carried out, and if all goes well, the clinical trials will commence soon’, or the famous talks about how unethical and inhumane animal testing is, or how effective animal testing is an important step that can’t be denied.
Nonetheless, despite being controversial; animal testing does provide a lot of advantages in terms of being able to perfect the medical treatments and medicine. Even in the realm of medicine, animal testing remains a controversial topic. Some are against it while some whole-heartedly support it. Despite the controversy, if animal testing is carried out effectively and ethically; it can help save lives and pave ways for improved treatments and medicine to take on some of the world’s pressing challenges in terms of health.
But how do you go from animal testing to clinical trial? We can tell you that the process is not an easy one and demands innumerable hours along with tiresome testing. The famous YouTube channel, SciShow, has explained the steps and requirements for moving from animal testing to clinical trials. The video is the featured video of this article.
In the video (you will find it at the end of this article), you can learn the importance and added value of testing any new treatment in animals. New treatments, when carried out in animal testing, can enable scientists to figure out any potential problems or drawbacks of the new treatment. However, that is simply the tip of the iceberg.
As it happens, animal testing is used for furthering scientific understanding. Animals are used as models for studying diseases, to come up with and test various potential treatment forms, and to protect people, animals, and the environment. The video will also break down why only certain animals are used for carrying out researches such as primates or rates. Check out the video below and let us know what you think of it!