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Should animal testing be banned?
Resources, like scientists and funding, are wasted in animal-based research and testing instead of productive areas of research.
Diverting limited resources away from valid and reliable science delays cures and prolongs human suffering and increases mortality.
It is estimated that roughly 70% of the
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
research budget goes to basic science (which is animal intensive) and that the percentage in the UK is approximately the same. (Greek and Greek,
The claim that more productive research methods exist is not supported by any corroberating argument or evidence, and should thus be disregarded by the reader.