The animals need to live in a certain condition and take in certain drugs. They should live in captivity under exciting circumstances to understand the impacts of the drugs. This leads to the issues that the drug company must spend a lot to achieve the potential results. There is a lot of expenses that are incurred in the drug testing process (Crane, 2015). This is again reflected in the pricing of the drugs.
The businesses involved in animal testing state that eventually the prices would reach a tip off point and the drugs would be produced at a massive level overriding the initial costs incurred by the companies. These lead to the benefit of all the stakeholders involved in the process.
In reality the alternative practices are found to be lesser expensive than the animal experimentations. Glass testing costs around $11,000 that is lesser than $21,000 for an animal experimentation. Photo toxicity tests cost around $1,300 that is meagre when compared to the $10,000 for animal based testing (Cochrane, Garner & O’Sullivan, 2016). These show that the initial expenses involved in the process of animal testing can be avoided or reduced. These would lead to the benefit of all the people involved including the businesses.
Life saving drugs and cosmetics
Many of the drugs that are produced have enabled the people to gain quality of life. This cannot be refuted. However the drugs continue to be used for cosmetic purposes. The animals are tested to see for any possible reaction. They are treated with the active ingredient in the cosmetics (Johnson, 2015). This is for frivolous activity and does not help anyone improve their quality of life apart from the animals encountering torture. The argument that the drugs are for life saving purposes is not always true. Hence there are the issues that these drugs are merely used for commercial business venture. The animals are found to be the victim in this situation for corporate greed.
Under the same of life-saving a number of unwanted procedures are used to test on animals. The results are not consistent and the costs incurred are higher in this process. Apart from this for the corporate sustenance the animals are tested. There is a blanketed homogenous approach that is undertaken to torture animals for frivolous activity. There is a need for other forms of inventions. These standpoints are argued in the following section.